'Stories for Ways and Means' contains a series of "grown-up children's tales" written by musicians in collaboration with visual artists

Bon Iver, Nick Cave and King Krule are among the artists who have contributed to a new short story collection, which is to be published next year for charity.

Stories for Ways and Means, compiled over the last decade by Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi, features short stories that have been written by 30 musicians in collaboration with a range of visual artists. The theme of the stories is “grown-up children’s tales,” and it is also being released in a video format.

As Consequence of Sound reports, an impressive cast list has been assembled by Antebi for his project. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, The Kills‘ Alison Mosshart, Frank Black of Pixies, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart and Kathleen Hanna are all among those who have contributed stories.

The video format of Stories for Ways and Means sees the stories in question being narrated by the likes of Lizzo, King Krule and Joey Bada$$, while actors Zach Galifianakis, Danny DeVito and Nick Offerman are also on hand to offer their voices to proceedings.

Watch a trailer for Stories for Ways and Means below.

SFWAM | Trailer

Stories for Ways & Means features original ‘grown up’ children’s story collaborations by some of this era’s most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art. The project supports NGOs and nonprofit organizations advancing children’s causes around the world including Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, 826 National and many more.

All sales of Stories for Ways and Means go towards charities such as Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, and 826 National. Each organisation focuses on “advancing children’s causes around the world,” with a particular focus on literacy. The book, as well as art and other merchandise, can be pre-ordered here.