Choice Magazine Listening
- New York
Choice Magazine Listening was founded in 1962 by LuEsther T. Mertz, one of the original principals of Publishers Clearing House. Mrs. Mertz believed that visually impaired people and those with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print should have access to the same magazine writing as sighted people. She established the nonprofit Lucerna Fund to support the efforts of Choice Magazine Listening.
Throughout our 55 years of service to the print-disability community, Choice Magazine Listening has shared the finest magazine writing with its special audience, completely free of charge. From an original source list comprised of five of LuEsther’s favorite magazines, to the more than 100 distinguished magazines and literary journals that we read today, we have consistently showcased the best current writing by the finest contemporary authors. Through selectively chosen poems, short stories, interviews, essays and in-depth nonfiction articles, read, unabridged, by talented narrators, the aim of CML has always been to expand the human mind: to inform, entertain and enlighten.