What Are Longreads?
Longreads are changing the way people read online.
They’re stories that are best enjoyed away from your desk — whether it’s on a daily commute, an airplane, a subway, or your couch. It’s in-depth stories, perfect for the iPad, iPhone or Kindle, and apps like Read It Later, Flipboard and Instapaper.
Longreads posts links to new stories every day — they include long-form journalism, magazine stories from your favorite publications (The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic), short stories, interview transcripts, and even historical documents. (For the record: Longreads are typically more than 1,500 words.)
Share your favorites with the #longreads community by tagging your tweets with #longreads. Check the raw feed for most recent submissions, or search the Longreads archive for thousands of timeless stories curated by the editors.
Longreads is a company that brings together people who are passionate about reading and sharing great storytelling. Share your best stories by tagging them on Twitter (#longreads), or by using the “longreads” tag on your own site. Recent media outlets participating include:
Drop a note if you would like to collaborate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Longreads in the News
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The Longreads Business Model
This service is powered, first and foremost, by our Longreads Members, who pay $3 a month or $30 a year to support this work. (A percentage of our Members' dues go directly to writers and publishers, whose stories are spotlighted as through our weekly Longreads Member Exclusives.) We also work with brands and advertisers, and we make a small amount of money from Amazon affiliate links.