#short stories

25 Must-Read Dystopian Short Stories

Sure, we're living in a dystopia right now, but these 25 must-read dystopian short stories should inspire anyone to rebellion. And many of them are free.

10 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

These short stories have mindbending twists, dazzling endings, or WTF moments you won't forget. Read them for a quick burst of memorable literature.

Read Stephen King’s New Short Story for Free!

Stephen King released a new short story titled "Laurie" yesterday, and made it available for free on his website.

6 Awesome Anthologies in Paperback

If you’re like me, when you hear “anthology” you probably think of Norton editions and Best American collections; you might even get ...

7 Free Short Stories For Emergencies

Free short stories you can read online during emergency "I forgot my book" sessions.

6 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Stories for Middle Schoolers

Most middle school curricula includes a small amount of speculative fiction. Here are a few recommendations on what fantasy and science fiction short stories for middle school students are best.

100 Must-Read Contemporary Short Story Collections

A round-up of the best short story collections published this century, covering literary fiction, horror, fantasy, and more.

7 Short Mystery Stories

Short mystery stories you can read in one sitting.

3 On A YA Theme: Short Story Collections About Love

A round-up of short story collections in YA that have something to do with love.

7 Short Horror Stories You Can Read for Free

Cozy up with these short, creepy tales of horror by some amazing modern horror writers. Did we mention these short horror stories are free to read right now?

In A Year of Terrific Short Story Collections, Here Are 3 That Stood Out

It's been an excellent year in short story collections, but here are 3 from Lesley Nneka Arimah, Daniel Alarcón, and M. John Harrison that stood out.

Exploring the Art of the Short Story Through Murakami’s THE STRANGE LIBRARY

A Rioter unpacks the experience of reading short stories--the joy and finality that comes with it--through Haruki Murakami's THE STRANGE LIBRARY.

100 Must-Read SFF Short Story Collections

A giant roundup of must-read SFF short story collections by science fiction and fantasy authors writing today.

Science Fiction Short Story Collections by Authors of Color

Many genre authors from marginalized backgrounds get their start in short fiction. Check out these amazing short story collections by authors of color.

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines You Should Be Reading

5 Science Fiction and Fantasy magazines that will add promising new writers, innovative storytelling, and new viewpoints to your reading.