Reimagining the role of literature in the modern world

As an international publishing house, in a time where reading for pleasure is at an all time low, our mission is to address this challenge. Through innovative mediums, that open access to literature, we allow our partners to create connections, offer knowledge and culture, bring joy to their communities and progress society. Because big ideas are often born in idle moments when reading a short story, poem, or comic strip.

How we enhance our partners' stories

Modern Short Literature

Wherever you are, whomever you are trying to reach with an emotional gift of a story, you may choose from a plethora of collections and genres from Short Édition: Humour, joy, nostalgia, shades of love, slice of life, magical realism, sci-fi...

Fiction and creative non-fiction written by writers worldwide, and published by Short Édition’s editorial team, in the form of short stories, poetry, and comics. Thousands of works written by thousands of paid writers across five continents.

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Delivered via Innovative Mediums

Well-written content is delivered in creative ways to enjoy a good read, either on an eco-friendly scroll to collect & share, or via smartphone for a mindfulness break.

Created in 2015, the iconic Short Story Dispenser™ exists in many shapes and sizes to stun the general public, students, patients in a hospital, and commuters and travelers, with a quick read.

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In need of a good read?

Short Fiction

Bar Lines

Kris Loughlin

The first time it really hits me, I'm staring at the peeling paint on the doorknob.
I long ago memorized the feeling of coming home – the click of my key in the door, the scent of Mom's stir fry ... [+]

Creative Nonfiction

How Time Works

Haley Swanson

After my father toured what would become our neighborhood in Fairfax, California, he knocked on the nearest door and asked the man who answered if it was nice living there.
That man told me this ... [+]

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