StoryLab Magazine's first issue, Necessity's Child, seeks to marry great fiction with great design and wrap that in a great reading experience. With the opportunities technology now affords, we want to take storytelling to new levels. We want to try things that no one has before. So with this magazine, StoryLab's grandest and most ambitious experiment yet, we chose the theme of invention. Stories that circle around something new. An object or device or idea that bursts into a character’s reality and changes everything that comes after.
We've tried to integrate innovation into the very pages of this magazine. We have a story that you can only access if you solve a puzzle, a story scavenger hunt (that can net you a shiny new e-book), and a story you'll only view if you meet the author at an event (or you can try to convince him to give you the code over Twitter, Wattpad, Facebook, or Google+). But we'll also bring you more traditional stories with design and visuals that enhance the experience. The stories in Issue I are
The Cleverest Contraption of Jeremiah Brown
The Year Santa Got Stuck
One Man's Heaven...
Dad's List of Accomplishments (unlockable)
The Time Machine (unlockable)