Fans of quality writing have reason to rejoice this summer – New Yorker Magazine announced today that the digital version of the magazine will be fully accessible, for free, through August 2014. This is to celebrate their 90th year and their extensive digital redesign. Once fall comes around, the New Yorker will be instituting what they call a "logical, metered pay wall."
It’s not often that you have the opportunity to enjoy all the New Yorker has to offer without paying a penny. Fiction, Talk of The Town, cartoons, poetry, non-fiction and the Borowitz Report are all accessible at your fingertips. Even better, the New Yorker is offering some of its classic short stories from authors like Junot Diaz and Calvin Trillin.
So many fabulous writers have had their work spotlighted in the New Yorker - from John Updike to this issues fiction piece by Said Sayrafiezadeh. It’s one of the most consistent sources of top-notch short story writing available these days. The New Yorker also offer excellent podcasts, writers reading other authors short stories or poetry and discussing the pieces at length.
As of now, the digital magazine offers fifteen original pieces daily in addition to the weekly magazine. All are accessible, free of charge, until the fall. The New Yorker is known for the quality of its work, and this is your chance to examine it for yourself. Make it a point to check out the on-line version of the magazine this summer. It’s accessible via iPad, Kindle, computer and phone – whatever your mode of digital connection is, there’s a New Yorker available.