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Recommended Reading is a free, weekly, digital magazine that introduces you to new fiction while supporting indie publishers.
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    A priority sponsor's copy of Recommended Reading, with your name in the masthead.

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    A digital copy of Electric Literature, AND the above.

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    A one of a kind Recommended Reading notebook, an Electric Literature postcard with original art work by Fred Tomaselli, an Electric Literature temporary tattoo (see pictures below); AND all of the above.

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    A custom made Recommended Reading flask, for all of your drinking needs, recommended or otherwise (see picture below), PLUS: a priority sponsor's copy of Recommended Reading no. 1.

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    A custom made Recommended Reading flask; AND all of the above.

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    The digital edition of Electric Literature volume 1; AND all of the above.

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    A hard back copy of The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus signed by the author with a personalized message; AND all of the above.

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    A VIP pass to Recommended Reading's invitation-only launch party at Parlor New York on May 10, 2012. Travel and accommodations not included; AND all rewards at the $80 level.

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    Two VIP passes to Recommended Reading's invitation-only launch party at Parlor New York on May 10, 2012. Travel and accommodations not included; AND all rewards at the $80 level.

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    Your short story manuscript edited by Electric Literature editors. This reward includes two rounds of in-line edits and editorial discussions (in-person or virtual) of a story up to 10,000 words; AND all rewards at the $80 level.

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    Your novel manuscript edited by Electric Literature editors. This reward includes in-line edits and an editorial discussion (in-person or virtual); AND all rewards at the $80 level.

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    Your manuscript (up to 10,000 words) edited by Patrick deWitt, whose stories "Reed and Dinnerstein Moving" and "The Bastard" appeared in Electric Literature nos. 3 and 4. Patrick deWiit is the author of two novels, Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers. His most recent novel, The Sisters Brothers, won the Tournament of Books. The Sisters Brothers is also the recipient of the two most prestigious literary awards in Canada: The Governor General’s Award and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. This reward includes in-line edits, an editorial note, AND all rewards at the $80 level.

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