The Short Story Dispenser


Boost Reading for Fun

Our Short Story Dispensers are stand alone kiosks delivering fiction to the public, while breathing new life into the art of storytelling. They are a creative & innovative way to boost reading for fun, encourage creative idleness and improve waiting experience.

The Dispensers are connecting readers across countries and cultures by publishing contemporary short stories, free of charge, at the push of a button (1min, 3min, 5min reading times, by audience or language)

There are more than 300 Dispensers installed around the world from San Francisco to Melbourne, Hong-Kong, Paris, London and Philadelphia… and in total more than 5.6 million readers have enjoyed fiction on the fly, for free!

Short Édition partners around the world are curating local content to publish & showcase writers from their communities, on their Dispensers. Maybe the next great writer is in your town?

For Whom?

Universities, Public Libraries, Airports, Light-Rail, Transportation hubs, Retail Centers, Cafés, Hospitals, offer a literary lift to their patrons, students, customers, patients and families to ignite community engagement.

The essentials


Our content… and yours!

The content comes from our community publishing platform, where we regularly publish Short Circuit, our quarterly review, and The Current, a series showcasing previously published works. We also select stories and poems from our clients' communities, giving your local authors a chance to be published internationally.


Art for free!

Visitors are surprised by an unexpected and original invitation to read: literature within reach!
They can choose how long they want to read: 1, 3 or 5 minutes. Totally free.



Your logo on the backlit panel.
The paper features your logo as a signature in the footer.
Option of sending a specific message to your visitors.


Admin Portal

Real-time monitoring of each Short Story Dispenser (statistics by location, paper consumption), alerts informing managers when a roll of paper is running out.



Very little staff attention necessary



Nothing to configure. Plug it in and read!


No wifi, no wire

4G connection is simpler!



Option to have motion activated buttons on the Dispenser



Printed on eco-friendly paper, which is certified FSC and BPA free. Recyclable.
Thanks to printing on demand, no waste, no ink, and no cartridge.

What Can the Dispenser Do for You...

The Short Story Dispenser is a fantastic way to leverage involvement, engagement and connections. It’s highly appreciated by public libraries for its use in engaging local communities, by universities and schools for its ability to showcase student talent, and by companies for enabling them to provide customers a unique experience.