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Backstory issue 14 is now live on the iPad!

(all versions – even the mini)

We publish exclusively on the iPad and hope to have our magazine on the web soon, right here in fact, so please understand this is a temporary home page.

There’s a ton of great pieces in issue 14 – so – please check out a free PDF of our table of contents by clicking the link near the top right of this page.

Issue 14 contains plenty of in-depth interviews with top directors, actors, screenwriters, novelists, artists and is enhanced with multimedia elements plus full length scripts and excerpts for you to read!

The fourteenth issue of Backstory is jam packed with full-length interviews from today’s most innovative storytellers and includes:

– – We fell in love with Big Eyes and have an in-depth cover story with co-writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski about what it took to bring this decade-long labor of love to life.

– We also interviewed real-life painter Margaret Keane about the film and her artistic process.

ALSO: You’ll love these in-depth storytelling pieces

Inside the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship
The renowned screenwriting competition honors two scripts from the U.K. and dabbles once again in genre stories with a bawdy comedy and a sci-fi love story. We introduce you to all of this year’s fellows—plus read a full-length script and excerpts.

TV DVR’D: The Walking Dead
Showrunner Scott Gimple discusses the hard decisions he and his characters made in season five of the hit show.

The Actor: Katherine Waterston
The thesp on her subdued Inherent Vice femme fatale.

Ink Tales: Seconds

Bryan Lee O’Malley follows up his successful Scott Pilgrim series with an ambitious graphic novel that took almost a decade to write.

Dig into 3 robust articles from our Director series

Each piece features a focused look at the craft of directing from this winter’s most talented helmers. We profile Rupert Wyatt for The Gambler, Jean-Marc Vallée for Wild and Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman.

Novel Idea: Beautiful You
Chuck Palahniuk on his new novel, arousal addiction and the sequel to Fight Club.

American Sniper
Writer Jason Hall on his ultra-personal mission to tell the story of legendary SEAL marksman Chris Kyle.

The Gambler
William Monahan, the Oscar-winning scribe of The Departed, on taking a gamble with every letter he slapped onto the page.

The Imitation Game
Scribe Graham Moore cracks the narrative of tortured genius mathematician and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.

Into the Woods
James Lapine keeps it in the family by adapting his and Stephen Sondheim’s 1986 stage music for the big screen.

Still Alice
Co-writer/co-director Wash Westmoreland on his haunting film that tackles Alzheimer’s head-on.

Plus, read 20 of this fall’s hottest awards season scripts and experience a full art gallery from iam8bit‘s recent Sequel exhibit along with artist interviews and much, much more!

Download or view a full issue 14 Table of Contents PDF by clicking on it on the top right of this page!

TO READ THE MAGAZINE RIGHT NOW: Type Backstory into the iPad App store and you can download the Backstory app for free.

Once you’ve downloaded the app – it will open in your Apple newsstand and when you touch the cover, it will then open the app offering you issue 01 for free (for a limited time) or issues 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 12, 13 and 14 for $4.99 each.

If you want to save some money, please consider subscribing!

If you do not own an iPad – stay tuned for updates! We will be launching a fully interactive web version RIGHT HERE hopefully SOON – so please check back!

—Thank you for helping spread the word and remember Issue 01 is still free!—