Penny Shorts: the best new voices in fiction
They say there’s no such thing as a free meal, but with Penny Shorts, you really can have your cake and eat it too. Or rather, you can download quality short stories and read them on the bus.
Edited by Cathy Horlick, Penny Shorts offers unlimited free short stories of up to 10,000 words, absolutely free to read and enjoy.
How it works:
Authors submit their stories to the editor. They are then screened and carefully selected, meaning everything you download will be of high quality. Revenue comes through advertising and is distributed amongst authors/contributors annually – you can read more about this process in the FAQs.
Penny Shorts is great for writers and readers alike – it’s a unique way to discover new talent and read work by writers you may not have heard of. Stories range from Romance to Thriller, so there’s something for everyone.
I love Penny Shorts because of this. Whether you’re a bus or rail commuter needing a mundane journey brightened, a mum up feeding in the small hours, a traveller, backpacker, holidaymaker or just someone with time to kill, Penny Shorts will get you through!
Why am I promoting Penny Shorts? Because I think it’s a great initiative – who doesn’t want lovely ebook nuggets to dip in and out of!? The more we spread the word about Penny Shorts, the more revenue authors will receive, leading to more high-quality submissions and so on…
So, tell the retired people who fancy a break from the gardening, and all coffee drinkers who are sitting in Starbucks with nothing to read, and are fed up with checking work emails or their friends’ mendacious facebook updates. Tell everyone!