Welcome to Go Read Your Lunch:

Go Read Your Lunch is on temporary hiatus while Alternating Current Press & Promotions goes through some company restructuring. We’ll be back soon. We are not currently accepting new submissions. In the meantime, explore our stories in the archives, and enjoy something new!

Go Read Your Lunch  is an online journal of excellent, kick-ass, thought-provoking, tear-jerking, hernia-inducing, side-splitting, gruesome, wholesome, inspiring, heartbreaking stories by various authors, delivered lovingly to you every Monday, at just the perfect length to last you your 20-to-30-minute lunch period. We want to make your lunchtime meaningful and put some feeling into your weekday mastication! Check back with us every Monday for a new piece, and help us pay our authors for their fine-honed crafts ...

... Which of course means we need our readers to help keep us going! At the top of every story, you’ll see a donation button smiling like a bright, pink rainbow. If you like the story, we’d love it if you’d support the author with a smidge of pocket change. Your money goes directly to that author, and it’s the only way we can afford to pay them! Crowdfunding has been proven to work: A little change from a lotta people makes a lotta difference, so if you like what you read, then support what you read! Don’t have deep pockets? Neither do we. But a little bit goes a long way. We forego a lot of trips to the coffee shop so that our authors can afford to go there instead. Wanna forego a cup with us and help out an author? It’s only a mouse click away.

We also welcome sponsors. Our authors receive a percentage of all general donations that come in during the week their respective stories are on the front page, including percentages from sponsors. Sponsors help us pay our authors, and it’s cheap and easy to be a sponsor! We’ll place a sponsor image, a few short sentences about you, and a link to your website, alongside each story you’ve sponsored. Individuals, as well as businesses, can be sponsors, and all it takes is $8.00 and a heart full of love for the arts!

Have a Kindle? We’ll have a PDF version of each story formatted with readable print for the Kindle and available for free download through Dropbox for a limited time for each story. You’ll find that link at the top and bottom of each post, but each link will only last a limited time. Snag a copy for later, and read it at your leisure, without the backlit screen!

Like us a lot? Help spread the word! We’d love a shout-out on Twitter (#GRYL), Facebook, Google+, or wherever you socially reside. We’d love it if you’d tell your writer friends about us, or your classrooms, writing groups, book clubs, newsletters, or wherever you un-socially reside.  And please sign up in the sidebar as a follower of the journal under the “follow along” section to be notified of each great story!

And if you’re interested in sharing your words with us, we’d love to read them. Press that big, fat button below, and the rest should be pretty self-explanatory. You’ll need a free Submittable account, but if you’re a writer, you’re going to need one soon enough anyway, so why not start now?

Help us pay our authors! We can’t do it alone.
How does it work?  Each author earns royalties from the donations you give.
If you like an author or story, tell us in a donation, and you will have supported that author directly.
Praise is nice, but nothing helps an author more than putting your money where your praise is.

So, what is an awesome weekly story worth to you?