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Behold: Liberty Island, Phase 2

The Liberty Island fiction project has entered the second phase of its crowdfunding period. Here’s the pitch:

Liberty Island is a new kind of magazine, a digital publisher offering fantastic fiction with a twist: we promote the values of personal freedom and public liberty, and reject all forms of orthodoxy, dogma and political correctness. Think McSweeney’s meets 1950s pulp magazines meets Thomas Paine.

The team behind Liberty Island is Adam Bellow (son of Saul, editor of Jonah — gosh, that sounds biblical), David Bernstein (publishing-world impresario), and Ben Shapiro (bête noire of the Hollywood Left).

And here’s an additional note from Bernstein:

Our new venture, Liberty Island, will identify and publish the best of a new generation of politically independent and culturally contrarian writers. We’re recruiting writers in a wide range of genres, including thriller, crime, fantasy, mystery, adventure, science fiction, satire, historical and political fiction—even western and romance. Independent in all senses of the word, we are starting a cultural insurgency using the tools of digital technology to circumvent and challenge the mainstream publishing establishment. Liberty Island exists to identify, promote, and introduce these new writers to a likeminded audience that shares their tastes and values—specifically the values of liberty, individualism, and American exceptionalism.

Contact us if you are a writer and want to be part of this experiment. We would love to see your stuff.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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