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Update #6

Recommended Reading is Here!

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Thanks to your support, we’ve successfully launched Recommended Reading! We’ll make the official announcement later this morning, but wanted to give you the first look.

Issue 1.1 features a new story by Ben Marcus, with a Single Sentence Animation by Edwin Rostron. You can read Recommended Reading for free on Tumblr, where you can also download ePub and Kindle versions.

In this age of online shopping and instant queues, we believe that personal recommendations wield a unique power. So, we’re asking the authors and editors that inspire us to share the stories that most inspired them, and in doing so give writers and independent presses the recognition and readership they deserve.

It's free to subscribe, please encourage your friends and family to sign up here.

Future guest editors include authors Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Nathan Englander, and Michael Cunningham, as well as over twenty independent publishing partners such as Melville House and One Story. Next week’s issue features a new translation of Clarice Lispector, curated by New Directions. 

Thank you for making this possible.

Sincerely,

Halimah Marcus & Benjamin Samuel

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      Creator heather m cumming on May 23, 2012

      Thrilling!! Congratulations!

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      Creator Meaghan O'Connell on May 23, 2012

      it's BEAUTIFUL! congrats, guys!

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