Thursday, July 15, 2010

New from Narrative - A Great Free Reading App for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!

The Narrative App for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch application is now available for download and places the magazine’s entire library at your fingertips, for free.

The application allows you to enjoy thousands of new stories, poems, essays, interviews, cartoons, and features by eminent authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Tobias Wolff, Amy Bloom, E. L. Doctorow, Jane Smiley, and many other established as well as up-and-coming talents, all at the touch of a button.

Users can download Narrative’s contents onto their devices for easy offline reading, customize the library by turning content categories on and off, and browse the current, regularly updated issue of Narrative, including features such as Story of the Week and Poem of the Week. The application also includes an extensive video and audio gallery where users can watch and listen to great stories read by their authors.

With the application, we have launched two new genres: the iStory and the iPoem, short, quick reads by authors such as Sherman Alexie that fit quality literature easily into readers’ daily routines.

Our goal in the evolution of digital media is to encourage and support literature by connecting readers and writers as directly as possible. Narrative was the first and foremost literary periodical online, the first on Amazon’s Kindle, and Narrative now leads the way on Apple’s newest electronic reading devices.

Narrative is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to encouraging excellence in literary form and content in the digital age, and to helping reverse the downward trend in reading by reaching readers via the digital media.

Authors and works published in Narrative have received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Best American Short Story Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, and many others.


Narrative is the gold standard of online literary magazines.”

“You are doing a splendid job for the short story, and writers like myself are very much aware of that.”
—William Trevor

Narrative is one of the most exciting and innovative literary magazines I have seen in the past decade. It’s attractively edited, wonderfully readable, and diverse in its contents. I look forward to reading it for a very long time.”
—Joyce Carol Oates

Narrative is atypical in terms of quality. There is no whiff of literary hipsterism here, no veil of coolness to cover up the mediocre writing that is often found in new publications. Instead, Jenks and Edgarian offer a wide, well-edited, and stimulating selection of narrative forms.”
—Tamara Straus, San Francisco Chronicle

“Best online publication.”

“Now my new iPad is starting to be what I wanted it to be with this great new App providing wonderfully edited prose and poetry. Great quality and richness. Very exciting! Five stars.”

“This App is brilliant. it makes it so easy to use Narrative, honestly I can’t believe HOW easy. Now when I’m taveling, waiting at the doctor’s office or car wash, two seconds and I can be reading something wonderful. Fantastic!”

“Here we are, expanding the range of the best of contemporary literature to the very boundaries of the cyberspace universe and beyond. Narrative is a writer’s dream come true.”
—T. Coraghessan Boyle

“The App has a very handsome interface and is very easy to navigate. And if you accept a call while you’re reading, the App will save your place. Also, the App has easy to use preferences and settings adjustments.”

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