Finding free short stories online

A book, a cup of coffee, a stop watch and a candle / Image by DALL-E

Short stories are a great way to get the same thrill and experience of reading a novel, but in a fraction of the time.

There are several websites online where you can find high-quality short stories for free, such as Electric Literature, The New Yorker, Project Gutenberg, Fictionaut, Wattpad, 3:AM Magazine, and Inkitt.

Electric Literature is a nonprofit digital publisher focused on unveiling elevating new voices, publishing one short story every Wednesday.

The New Yorker has always played an integral role in the history of serious American fiction and publishes one story per issue. 

Project Gutenberg is a digital library of over 60,000 free eBooks, available in both epub and Kindle eBooks formats.

Wattpad is an online community for readers and writers alike, with over 70 million members and stories in 50 different languages.

Full list: 7 best places to read short stories online for free

Benefits of short stories – infographic by Ebook Friendly

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