Short Story Filter
  1. NonBinary Review

    NonBinary Review authors reinvent classic texts, from Grimm’s fairy tales to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Their short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art interacts with the original work to fill in blanks, extend the story, and offer a fresh perspective.

    Fiction
  2. Poured Out

    “It was his first day on his new job. He wasn’t very good at it.” In this short story, the main and only character’s easy job turns out not to be as slam-dunk as he expects it to be.

    Fiction
  3. The City Born Great

    “The City Born Great” is a short story from Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin: “I live the city. It thrives and it is mine. I am its worthy avatar, and together? We will never be afraid again.”

    Fiction
    Photo by Jules Antonio CCBY SA 2.0
  4. Perseids

    “Those who are unable to believe in the old ways go south, where life loses this rawness.” In the Tin House archives, writer Emma Cline publishes flash fiction, “Perseids,” set in Tasiilaq, Greenland.

    Fiction
  5. Penguin Roald Dahl

    On this Penguin site for the bestselling author, browse and sample new collections of Dahl’s short stories for adults: tales of intrigue, desire, greed, and fear. Discover Roald Dahl as you’ve never read him before.

    Authors
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  6. Place for the Stolen

    “Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered.” Daily short fiction, set with creative type and color, from Jenny Maloney.

    Fiction
  7. Hawai`i Pacific Review

    Hawai`i Pacific Review is a literary journal based in Honolulu’s Hawai`i Pacific University, and has been publishing quality poetry, fiction, and essays since 1987.

    Essay
  8. The Perfect Stranger

    “That was that, a beautiful boy passing in and out of my consciousness. A rare solar event, spectacular to witness but never to be glimpsed again in this lifetime.” When you never actually meet, a perfect stranger always remains perfect.

    Fiction
    people in a hurry, on the london underground
  9. Wild Ink

    On his blog, West Yorkshire-based novelist Richard Smyth publishes short stories and excerpts. His novels include Wild Ink, published in 2014, and his newest novel, Quays, which seeks backers through Unbound, the London-based crowdfunding publisher.

    Authors
  10. Word Shamble

    Lynn’s short and flash fiction spans a variety of genres and topics but is always warm, richly detailed, and deeply human.

    Fiction
  11. One Sentence, Three Tiny Tales: A Flash Fiction Collection

    In this flash fiction collection, we asked three writers to create their own little worlds — with a few caveats. Each story is 300 words or less, and starts with the same opening line.

    Fiction
    Snow globe image by Becky Stern, (CC BY-SA 2.0).
  12. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

    The Wonder is a short story by Emma Donoghue — author of Room — which was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

    Fiction
    Photo by Aussie~mobs CCBY 2.0
  13. Role Play

    “Your eyelids dissolve. There’s a tingling as they go.” Naomi Frisby’s short story, “Role Play,” is shortlisted for the The White Review Short Story Prize 2016.

    Fiction
  14. Visual Verse: A Journal of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

    Each month, Visual Verse supplies a single image and invites authors to submit pieces of 50 to 500 words inspired by it. The catch? The piece must be written in one hour or less.

    Fiction
  15. What I Am Without: A Sonnet

    A lonely computer muses on love and existence: “You might think that, when Linus leaves the room to answer a knock at the door or to pour another cup of coffee, we, the machines, talk amongst ourselves. You might imagine that we spring into life and caper, laughing, about the room, as inanimate objects do in a cartoon.”

    Fiction