24 hours, nine authors, one book

Pretty, pretty, pret-ty cool: if:book Australia just wrote, edited, designed and published a complete book — in 24 hours.

The result is Willow Pattern, a collection of short stories by nine different authors. Some of this reporter’s favorite Australian writers have contributed to the project, including New York-native Steven Amsterdam (author of The Things We Didn’t See Coming), Krissy Kneen (who wins, hands-down, the award for Best Website Name Ever — ‘Furious Vaginas’) and Nick Earls.

For the next 24 hours, you can download the e-book for free. You can also buy a printed copy right here in Brooklyn, care of the Espresso Book Machine at the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The internet is magic!
* That hands-down pun was really not intended.


Elissa Goldstein was born and raised in Melbourne. She currently resides in Brooklyn, where she is the Online Editor of Electric Literature. You can find her here.

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