Longform.org aims to highlight the best long-form journalism on the web and make it more convenient to read these stories. Thanks to its integration with Instapaper, Longform.org makes it easy to bookmark these long stories and read them on your mobile phone or iPad once you can dedicate enough time to them.Most of the writing you find on the Web - including here on ReadWriteWeb - is relatively short. Long-form journalism often doesn't fit into the 24-hour news cycle and most online readers don't really have the time to sit down and dedicate half an hour to just one story on the Web in the middle of the week.
Longform.org is the brainchild of Max Linsky - a former Creative Loafing reporter and Slate contributor - and Aaron Lammer. The stories on the site cover a wide range of topics, ranging from Neal Pollack's recent Wired story about the check-in wars, to this New Yorker story about elevators from 2008 and this in-depth look at a penal colony off the coast of Panama. The selection of stories on the site is obviously subjective, but if you come across a great story that hasn't appeared on the site yet, you can also submit your own suggestions.
You can also find some great long-form pieces through @longreads on Twitter.
You can find a more in-depth look behind the scenes of Longform.org in the Slate piece here, but if you are looking for some stimulating reading material just head over to the site and give it a try. You can read the stories without an Instapaper account, but the site's tight integration with this service allows you to easily bookmark stories and read them on the Instapaper mobile apps later.