The Short Story Dispenser was dreamed up and created by Short Edition. It has no screen and offers, in a random fashion and on good-quality paper, short stories to be read there and then - in 1, 3 or 5 minutes. These short stories are written by the authors of the Short Edition community. Our ambition is to see these Dispensers springing up all over the place to encourage reading - and writing - and to showcase our authors.
For the film director, Francis Ford Coppola, it was love at first sight when he saw an article about the Short Story Dispenser.
He immediately hopped on a plane to Paris to be the first to show-case free art in his Zoetrope Café in San Francisco.
Most people do not know that for over 20 years he has published the “Zoetrope: All-Story" magazine, devoted to nothing other than....short stories!
“I love to give art for free to people”, Coppola 2017
Not only is Mr. Coppola a Short Edition fan to date, he has invested in Short Edition’s capital to feed the company’s international development.
Now that is one invested fan!