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Longreads Member Pick: A Stiller Ground, by Gordon Grice and This Land Press

Thanks to Longreads Members’ support (join us here), we’re able to bring you outstanding stories from publishers and writers around the world—including today’s Member Pick from This Land Press, which is doing some incredible work out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and whose story by Kiera Feldman, “Grace in Broken Arrow,” topped our Best of 2012 list

Today’s story is “A Stiller Ground,” a devastating piece from Gordon Grice about the loss of a child. The story will be featured in an upcoming issue of This Land, and we’d like to thank them for sharing it early with Longreads Members.

PUBLISHED: Nov. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5398 words)

Longreads Best of 2012: Isaac Fitzgerald

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PUBLISHED: Jan. 2, 2013

Longreads Best of 2012: Michael Kruse

Michael Kruse, an award-winning staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times who also contributes to ESPN's Grantland, this year gave a  TEDx talk and had a story make the anthology Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.

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PUBLISHED: Jan. 2, 2013

Longreads Best of 2012: Justin Heckert

Justin Heckert is a writer living in Indianapolis. His work has recently been anthologized in the book Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.

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PUBLISHED: Dec. 29, 2012

The Top 10 Longreads of 2012

[Best of 2012] Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Longreads community this year, and to all of our guests who shared their favorite stories of 2012. The below list represents our editors' favorite stories of the year, for both nonfiction and fiction.

Longreads is edited by Mark Armstrong and Mike Dang, with Kjell Reigstad, Joyce King Thomas, Hakan Bakkalbasi, Jodi Ettenberg and Erika Kussmann.

Thanks to all the writers and publishers who create outstanding work.
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PUBLISHED: Dec. 28, 2012

Longreads Best of 2012: Jodi Ettenberg

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PUBLISHED: Dec. 27, 2012

Longreads Best of 2012: Geoff Van Dyke

Geoff Van Dyke is the editorial director of 5280 Magazine in Denver, Colorado. His writing has appeared in Outside, Men's Journal, and The New York Times.

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PUBLISHED: Dec. 27, 2012

Longreads Best of 2012: Emma Carmichael

Emma Carmichael is the managing editor of Gawker. She lives in Brooklyn.

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PUBLISHED: Dec. 26, 2012

Longreads Best of 2012: David Roth

David Roth is a co-founder of, writer for and editor at the sports website The Classical. He writes columns for Sports On Earth and Vice, co-writes The Daily Fix blog-column for the Wall Street Journal online, and writes for The Awl, GQ and other places when there's time and when they'll have him. He's on Twitter, a lot, @david_j_roth.

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AUTHOR:David Roth
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PUBLISHED: Dec. 24, 2012