The Short Story

Welcome to a platform where you will find short stories from some of your favourite writers. Explore our wide collection of books and read stories written by local and international writers. Become a member to join our community today.


The European Short Story Network is a non-profit, pan-European initiative by authors, publishers and literature festivals. Its aim is simple – to celebrate the work of contemporary short story writers from across Europe, and to help readers find and enjoy their work.

grant-making organisations and cultural institutes

We are a non-profit organization bringing you the best collection of books from our bookstore. Explore the e-books with your favourite writers and storytellers. The organization also supports local artists’ best online works and brings out the best short stories for our reader’s community.

see our more Stories

We have a range of short stories in different genres so that you are entertained at all times. Our collection is suitable for all age groups with something for everyone.

‘Music for a While’ by Dilys Rose

Read the works of Dilys Rose
online for free.

‘You Better Run’ by Bjarte Breiteig

Explore the collection of Bjarte
Breiteig by clicking here.

‘Boarding Pass’ by Jacinto Lucas Pires

Jacinto Lucas Pires has made a great contribution to our collection.


We have an international community of readers coming back to pick new stories for themselves and for their kids. Here is what they have to say about our organization.
“It is a great platform for anyone looking for purely brilliant short stories for free. “
Erica J Simonson
“They have complete collections of all the writers that they mention in their categories, which is a big deal.”
Agustin M Dailey
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We’ll be adding lots of new short stories and interviews with authors on a monthly basis. If you want to know more, and get updates about new stories, please sign up to our newsletter

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