We’re thrilled to announce the launch of longform books on Storybird.
Longform is a new story format, ideal for writers and artists looking to serialize their books and build an audience, educators with students looking to master narrative skills, and readers who want to stay engaged with stories and characters over time.
Longform stories can be lengthy novels serialized into multiple chapters or a short story on a single page. They can include art interspersed throughout the story or just on covers. Writers will find them flexible and as easy-to-use as our award-winning picture book format.
Readers love the new format. It’s easy to read on a phone and notifications alert them when new chapters are published. That’s important for professional authors looking to build readership or students getting peer feedback.
We’re equally excited to announce the beta of Storybird Creative Partners and the first slate of authors and stories built atop the longform format. We’re working with ten entrepreneurial writers, artists, and agents to bring readers a wide range of exciting fiction and to study new forms of serialization, distribution, and commercialization. We’ll be adding new authors each season; professional writers and agents can learn more about the program in our FAQ.
Longform is available throughout Storybird but in beta for classrooms. Teachers can experiment with v1.0 now and expect full school integration by summer.
The first chapter of Storybird was written with picture books: 10 million and counting. With longform and our Creative Partners Program, we’re excited to usher in the next chapter and our vision to be the Scholastic of the 21st century—providing the tools and platform for writers, artists, and readers to create and share stories that entertain, educate, and inspire.
Longform Launch Writers & Artists