#short stories

Your Guide to Reading More Short Stories and Anthologies

Short stories and anthologies can open up new horizons in reading. If you want to explore more short fiction, here are some tips.

Walking Away From Omelas: Connecting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Short Story to Our Current Political Climate

A reader considers similarities between "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin and leaving her city due to discrimination.

15 Excellent 2023 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors

These new short story collections from Asian and Asian diaspora voices are insightful, deeply strange, intense, and profound.

20 Must-Read Short Stories on Audio

These must-read short stories on audio will help you break out of reading slumps and give you a taste of an author's style.

So Happy Together: The Very Particular Pleasure of Linked Stories

These linked short stories are a great way to discover an author's style, and a thrill for folks who love a good Easter egg.

8 Sad Short Stories to Quickly Bring the Tears

If you want a little shot of sadness, here are some of the best sad short stories to get the emotions flowing in no time!

11 Speculative Short Story Collections to Look Forward to in 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a great one for speculative short story collections. Here are 11 you should add to your TBR.

18 Great Short Stories You Can Read Free Online

Free short stories to save to your Pocket app (or whatever you use) and read on the go!

10 Bedtime Stories for Adults to Help You Get Some Shut Eye

With classics from Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, and more, these excellent bedtime stories for adults can help you wind down before bed.

20 New Must-Read Short Story Collections

From literary fiction and spec fic to mystery and horror, there's something for everyone in these must-read short story collections.