24 hours, nine authors, one book

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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.

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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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