How to Get Started with Reader Funding and Paid Memberships

I launched the Longreads Membership in 2011 as a way for the community to support the site and service. Nine years later, the Longreads Story Fund has raised over $1 million and funded reporting and essays from thousands of writers. I recently wrote about my experience with paid memberships and reader funding for my newsletter—sign up here if you’d like to receive it, free: