Welcome to the Longreads Community

This is version 0.1 of the Longreads Community, where you, our contributors (and some other close friends), can share links to stories and books (that you’ve read or haven’t read), quotes, or anything else the rest of our community might find useful.

This Is an Experiment

I started this because: a.) I wanted a place to share links and stories that are being submitted to Longreads via email, but I didn’t have time to read them myself yet, and b.) I wanted a place to save quotes I find while reading in Pocket, but don’t know yet whether I’ll turn them into a full quote post.

But there are a lot of other ways we could use this! We could ask each other questions, talk about what’s happening in the world of reading, etc.! We could let writers and publishers share their own proposed quote posts. … We could launch an AMA series with authors. … This could (eventually) be a place to share any of that.

Read on for more details.

Private or Public?

This community is private for the moment, but if we find this valuable we may want to consider making it public to Members or Everyone in the future.

If you receive a full story or book excerpt submission, you can still post it here, but tag it #private so we can hide it in the future if this site ever goes public. (There might be an easier way to do this, so I am open to ideas.)

These Don’t Have to Be ‘Official’ Picks

You can use this community to share links and books that you’ve found that look interesting and may be interesting for others to explore, even if you haven’t read them yet.

Bookmark Your Quotes Here!

As I mention above, several of you have asked how to easily bookmark and store quotes that you find while reading, for future quote post consideration. You can now do that here! Just email quotes or snippets to this page from Pocket, Instapaper or your browser. Follow these instructions to set up posting by email.

Here’s an example of a quote I just posted via email. It’s from a David Simon-Richard Price interview that I haven’t finished yet.

Share Your Ideas

This forum could be a great idea or a terrible idea, so tell us what you’d like to see from it if we released to a slightly wider audience.