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Original short stories by today's great writers and the protégés they recommend, delivered to your smartphone or tablet each weekday.
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    A three-month basic subscription to Connu and entry into our beta community, plus a thank-you haiku delivered digitally.

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    A three-month basic subscription to Connu and entry into our beta community, plus a thank-you haiku delivered digitally. ADDED REWARD: complimentary editorial services for a short story of yours (up to 4k words!), provided by editrix Niree. This reward is available to ALL backers, past and present! We will provide instructions on how to send your story after the campaign wraps.

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    A six-month premier subscription to Connu and entry into our exclusive beta community. Plus that e-thank-you haiku we mentioned earlier.

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    A one-year Connu premier subscription (with entry into our exclusive beta community). And the digital thank-you haiku, of course.

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    A one-year Connu subscription for you; a one-year Connu subscription for you to give away; PLUS a handwritten thank-you note.

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    A one-year Connu subscription plus a one-year gift subscription. A Connu sticker for your phone or tablet, along with a handwritten thank you. BONUS REWARD: From this level on, we will feature a photograph of yours, properly credited (be it from Instagram or a professional shot) alongside one of our stories.

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    One year for you, one year for a friend, a sticker sent with a thank you AND an invitation to our launch party in Los Angeles or New York City. Plus, a photo of yours will accompany a story of ours.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All of the above rewards, including the launch party invitation and photo feature AND personalized editions of books by our advisory board members:
    MG Lord's iconic Forever Barbie (did you know MG has worked as a nationally syndicated political cartoonist? ... She may draw you something special);
    David Ulin's Why Reading Matters;
    and Lauren Groff's gorgeous Arcadia (Lauren will include a hand-written mini-story, greeting, or drawing inside the book)

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    All of the above rewards, including the launch party invitation AND books personalized for you by Lauren Groff, MG Lord, and David Ulin; as well as either signed manuscript pages of AM Homes' latest, highly acclaimed novel May We Be Forgiven OR the novel itself, personalized for you and packaged with actual Nixon campaign ephemera; AS WELL AS supporter Matthew Specktor's new novel American Dream Machine (soon to be a Showtime series), personalized of course; AS WELL AS the vinyl edition of The National's new release Trouble Will Find Me, personalized by supporter/lead singer Matt Berninger.

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