About Longreads

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, a vacation, or your couch. 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from your favorite publications (The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic), short stories, interview transcripts, and even historical documents.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.)

Here’s the backstory on how Longreads started, and where it’s going

Readers: 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 database for more than 1,200 timeless stories curated by the editor.

Publishers: Longreads is a growing community of people who are passionate about reading and sharing great storytelling. Surface your best stories by tagging them on Twitter (#longreads), or by using the “longreads” tag on your own site. Recent media outlets participating include:

The Awl

Capital New York

Drop a note if you would like to collaborate: markarms11@gmail.com

About Longreads

The Longreads community was founded in April 2009 by Mark Armstrong. Comments, feedback? Get in touch: markarms11@gmail.com.

Longreads in the News

New York Times: Long-Form Journalism Finds an Online Friend

Lifehacker: “Longreads is chock full of good stuff”

AOL/Switched: “Armstrong has effectively managed to construct a massive tweet database, without sacrificing any of the streamlined brevity that makes his Twitter feed so ironically appealing.”

New York Observer: How Longreads Started

TechCrunch: The Perfect Content Companion for iPad + Instapaper, Longreads Get a Website

Longreads Featured in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix

The Guardian Feature on the Revival of Long Stories

Poynter.org on How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-Form Journalism

Nieman Storyboard: Interview with Mark Armstrong

Apps we love

Instapaper

Readability

Read It Later

Other great sites for readers

The Browser

Gangrey

BrainPickings.org

Longform.org

Give Me Something to Read

If You Only

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