Free Short Stories Online

Below are a collection of online articles featuring free online short story recommendations that you can immediately read. Please check back as we will continuously update.

18 Great Short Stories You Can Read Free Online – by Sarah Ullery (March 19, 2019). Book Riot Online. The creator of this list has compiled her own short story collection onto a phone app to read, which she compares to a music playlist created to “match a mood.” Ullery also offers suggestions for finding great stories online.

Short Story Month: Best short stories to read online for free – by Tracy Mumford (May 15, 2015). Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR). MPR News celebrated Short Story Month with a collection of six free “sensational” short stories that includes preview quotes from each story as well as an estimated read time.

13 of the Best Short Stories You Can Read Right Now – by Michelle Hart (July 17, 2019). The Oprah Magazine. “Thirteen of our favorite short stories, from irrefutable classics by Jamaica Kincaid and Flannery O’Connor to newer additions to the pantheon—spanning crime, magical realism, and snackable tales you can devour on the beach.”

28 Short Stories You Can Read for Free Right Now – by Jennifer Martin and BookBub Editors (Updated March 11, 2020). BoobBub Online. You’ll need to create a free login to BookBub and answer several questions about your reading preferences to access. “These stories are by contemporary authors. If you’ve never read these authors before, their free short stories will give you a taste of their style before you commit to one of their longer works. There’s something for everyone, with genres ranging from science fiction to historical fiction to horror.”