Publishers, writers, readers: You can submit a story to be featured as one of our upcoming Longreads Member Exclusives.  

We choose one story per week to send to our paid members, and we pay rights holders to reprint the story. 

Submission guidelines are below. You can email your submission, as a PDF or text file, to


• We accept stories or book excerpts over 2,500 words. Priority will be given to stories that have been, or will be, published in a print magazine, online magazine, or as a book/ebook.

• Stories can be nonfiction or fiction, old or new.

• We do not currently accept stories that are already available for free on the web. (Stories behind a paywall, or stories featured in Google Books are acceptable.)

• We also accept reader recommendations! If you simply want to suggest a story or book that you love, please do so. If we like the story we will feature you alongside your recommendation.