Latest news 08-30-2023
[US] Can Short Stories Boost Financial Literacy?
Principal Foundation's story dispenser at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company, August 2023. Courtesy Center for Fiction, Principal Foundation
Three organizations are teaming up on a short story contest meant to entice readers to consider the almighty dollar through “the universal art form of storytelling”
The Principal Foundation, a philanthropic grantmaking organization with a focus on financial literacy, is collaborating with the Center for Fiction and French independent publisher Short Édition on a short story contest called Money Chronicles: A Story Initiative.
Finalists’ fiction and creative nonfiction will be distributed for free at participating bookstores and libraries via Short Édition’s Short Story Dispensers. The dispensers, which operate with the touch of a button, randomly select a short story and print it on a paper scroll that resembles an oversize receipt. This no-strings-attached format might entice readers to consider the almighty dollar through “the universal art form of storytelling,” said Principal Foundation director Jo Christine Miles.