Sometimes the very best thing in this fast age of distraction, is to sit down with a good cup of coffee and an equally good read. Slowing down with some inspiring fiction is one of the great pleasures of life and one that, through the magic of story and prose, can lead us to deep revelations about ourselves and the world. Now, new media publisher Electric Literature has created an exciting new series for all lovers of the written word… and it’s coming to you free on your iPad, iPhone or eBook reader!
The new series, Recommended Reading, will feature one free story every week chosen by a great author or editor. Through publishing their stories, they hope to give inspiring writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition they deserve… and all of us a wonderful source of new reading material.
Recommended Reading was launched just a short while ago as a Kickstarter project… one that fully funded in only 48 hours, and has now almost doubled their goal. It just goes to show how excited people are to get some good reads at their fingertips! Where is the extra money going? They plan to produce an app specifically tailored to their graphically lovely format (based on victorian pill bottles, aka snake oil), generate more enhanced content, develop interactive reading experiences, produce an anthology and continue their lovely Single Sentence animation series based on each story released (the first of which you’ll find below).
“Watching Mysteries With My Mother” by Ben Marcus – The first story and single sentence animation from Recommended Reading:
“Three” by Marc Basch – A Single Sentence Animation from Electric Literature:
Below: some of the cool kickbacks available when you donate to the project. A very sexy flask, a set of custom notebooks and gorgeous editions of Electric Literature.