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Announcing the new Goodreads literary magazine!

Posted by Elizabeth on April 01, 2016
Watch out Paris Review, step back n+1, Goodreads is launching a literary magazine! Today, with the first issue of Goodreads Lit!, book lovers will finally have a new magazine that speaks directly to their interests by revealing everything about their favorite authors: what they're eating for lunch, where they're going on vacation, what they're wearing to the latest hot literary party, and more!

Get ready for behind-the-scenes coverage of every major book tour, exciting glimpses of the private lives of authors, front-row reporting from controversial readings and poetry slams, insider tales from the most debauched writing residencies, fashion and beauty tips from the most glamorous writers, as well as guides to where all your favorite scribes eat, shop, and drink!





Our editorial team will be heading this new venture, Goodreads Lit!, along with high-profile hires from Granta, Vanity Fair, Us Weekly, Allure, Prairie Schooner Review.

Goodreads Lit! will be available each Friday on newsstands everywhere and via Kindle and the Kindle app.

Do you have any literary scuttlebutt for the pages of Goodreads Lit!? Share it in the comments below!

Comments (showing 1-50 of 226) (226 new)


message 2: by D.G. (last edited Apr 01, 2016 03:55AM) (new)

D.G. LMAO!! Happy April Fools Day. :)

What a gem of a cover! I think I laughed at every little tidbit. Calling King a muggle! Hahahaha! Reading "Infinite Jest" seven times!! HAHAHAHA!!!

I have tears coming down my cheeks.


message 3: by Aditi (new)

Aditi Can't wait for it!


message 4: by Trish (new)

Trish Will this be available for German Kindles too?


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Trish wrote: "Will this be available for German Kindles too?"

Hey Trish, what's the date today? :D


message 6: by Trish (new)

Trish Tobio wrote: "Trish wrote: "Will this be available for German Kindles too?"

Hey Trish, what's the date today? :D"


*doh* Thanks. *lol*


message 7: by Evelina (new)

Evelina Bylund Will it be available in sweden also??


message 8: by Terence (new)

Terence D.G. wrote: "LMAO!! Happy April Fools Day. :)

What a gem of a cover! I think I laughed at every little tidbit. Calling King a muggle! Hahahaha! Reading "Infinite Jest" seven times!! HAHAHAHA!!!

I have tears c..."


Thanks for the reminder of the day. It's early and it didn't occur to me what was happening right away.


Cheshire Cat [Heidi]~ We're All Mad Here ~ I was wondering what Goodreads was going to do this year...


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol Oh, you nearly had me there! lol!


message 11: by ♛ Garima ♛ (new)

♛ Garima ♛ Nice Prank! Goodreads!


message 12: by James (new)

James Lawner "Fake Austen manuscript dupes editors!" OMG! LOL! XD I see what you did there, Goodreads ;D


message 13: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Nice one!!
Happy April Fools Day Elizabeth


message 14: by Jane (new)

Jane I'm so gullible I almost thought it was true and then remembered that it's April Fool's Day. LOL


Rachel A. Despins LOL!! I love it! Great job guys!


message 16: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz Ha ha! Good one, Goodreads!


message 17: by Alex (new)

Alex Everette I kinda wish this was true... Not necessarily in the cheesey-celeb-magazine way but a Goodreads Magazine could be really cool


message 18: by Ilana (new)

Ilana Good April 1st one! :)


message 19: by Ozgee (new)

Ozgee Hahahaaaa. Lol


message 20: by Phoenix2 (new)

Phoenix2 Ha ha this is too good to be true!!


message 21: by Konstantina (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:16AM) (new)

Konstantina <3 OMG dead!!! For a second I thought it was real and then I was like "April Fools"! Lol that was hilarious!!!! Happy April Fools!


message 22: by A. (new)

A. S. Oh my goodness, the "Who Wore It Best" is killing me! That could go on forever with all the YA and romance novels; it seems like everybody features white girls wearing prom dresses on their covers.

I wish this was real :(


message 23: by sunshine (new)

sunshine almost got me there goodreads


message 24: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan LOL! Nice.


message 25: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha OMG!I thought it was real for a second and ahhhh I want this to be real!!!Goodreads please do this:) *puppy dog eyes* and I believe it will be the only gossip mag I'l ever buy hahaha.!


message 26: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Lol, I almost believed it!! Haha.


message 27: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Damn I fell for that for a few minutes...!


message 28: by Shikha (new)

Shikha Pal The "Who wore it best" and "Insults: He calls Rowling cuckoo, she says King's...a muggle!" are absolutely hilarious!

If only this magazine were real, I would have subscribed already! :D


message 29: by Robert (new)

Robert Negut Believe nothing day again. Turn off the news, ignore your feeds, come back when they decide to make some sense again. Blah.


message 30: by Bellatrix (new)

Bellatrix Lestrange I feel like an idiot. King vs the Queen. Psht.


message 31: by Faye (new)

Faye Happy April Fools! This would be amazing, though XD


message 32: by Abby (new)

Abby Rose You almost had me, Goodreads.
Awesome cover. This is hilarious XD


message 33: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Stoolfire I would read this! XD

Happy April Fools Day!


message 34: by Kalynn (new)

Kalynn Ha, I can't. XD


message 35: by Periodic (new)

Periodic Best everrrr. lolol <3 #LitForLife ;)


message 36: by Harsha (new)

Harsha Hahahaha April Fools, but you know this is a great idea! You guys should seriously consider this!


message 37: by Caroline (new)

Caroline HAHA. Thank God this isn't real.


message 38: by Zozetta (new)

Zozetta What about readers leaving in other countries and do not have Kindle? Such a pity we won't be able to read it online! :(


message 39: by ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗ (new)

˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗ I fell for it for a minute lmao. Good one, Goodreads!


message 40: by Dianne (new)

Dianne I also fell for it before I looked at the cover. Good one!


message 41: by Radwa (new)

Radwa That's too cruel! :'(


message 42: by Serena (new)

Serena Yates Nice one!!! :-)


Britney (BookDrunkSloth) Is it sad that I wish this was real? I think it or maybe something a little similar but focused more on the books would be awesome:)


message 44: by Arpita (new)

Arpita Das Ok, is it true or I am attacked by the 1st April practical jokers? If it is true, than I can't wait for it!


message 45: by Drishti (new)

Drishti Ayesha wrote: "OMG!I thought it was real for a second and ahhhh I want this to be real!!!Goodreads please do this:) *puppy dog eyes* and I believe it will be the only gossip mag I'l ever buy hahaha.!"

Me too! Lol! XD


message 46: by AudioFile (new)

AudioFile Mag Aurelia for AudioFile here. Brilliantly done Goodreads! The other AudioFile editors were right on the April 1st connection, while I started out believing, or at least wanting to believe...


message 47: by Arpita (new)

Arpita Das I am a idiot!! hahahahahaha oh god! I got fooled so many times today. This was the best though!


message 48: by Zozetta (new)

Zozetta Just realised! Hahahaha!


message 49: by Suellen (new)

Suellen Can't find it on Amazon to subscribe to the Kindle edition.


message 50: by Suellen (new)

Suellen Nice! I just read that it was a joke. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.


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