About us

Elevating the role of story in everyday lives

Short Édition is a French publishing house of short literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. In addition to our online platform, we publish fiction around the world via our Short Story Dispensers for the public to enjoy a serendipitous literary experience, free of charge. What better way to overcome those little moments of boredom or enforced waiting in your daily life—at work, on the bus, in the waiting room, or in the peace and quiet of your own home.

Short Édition aims to raise literary awareness, encourage new and emerging writers, and highlight the importance and timelessness of literature.

The Short Story Dispenser

Inspired to promote literature in our ever faster, digital world of screens, we imagined and created the Short Story Dispenser in 2016 to combine the old with the new in offering an ever-changing cache of short stories to offer people unexpected literary moments in their daily lives. Connected to our online platform, the Dispensers print stories of 1, 3 or 5 minutes’ duration onto high-quality paper for the public, free of charge.

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The Team

Short Édition is a French company created in 2011, with an American subsidiary in the US since 2018. There are now more than 20 of us, nestled in Grenoble, at the foot of the Alps, and in Paris. Our team consists of every generation, offering a range of skills, and representing various educational backgrounds, allowing us the advantage of an interdisciplinary approach in promoting the age-old craft of storytelling in our digital society.

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