Short Stories: Small word count, BIG impact.

DigiWriting has created Short Story Connect on Goodreads as authors and readers need a hub strong enough to support the power of the short story. If you read, talk, or write short stories, join us and share the word – there is something here for everyone.

Discover New Short Stories

  • Increase Exposure for your Work: Short Story Connect allows members to broaden their exposure to short stories in a wide variety of genres that they may have otherwise never encountered. It is this exposure that allows writers to be discovered and share their hard work.
  • Free Short Stories: Short Stories are such a valuable genre as even the busiest lives can find room for a captivating quick read. Short Story Connect shares free short stories for readers to fit into their busy schedules, providing access to such interesting stories as “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood and “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro.

Featured Authors

Twice each month, Short Story Connect hosts Featured Authors to share their work and participate in discussions with group members.

  • Great for Writers: As a Featured Author, writers have the opportunity to showcase their hard work. Writers can select any of their works to share, increasing exposure for both older and newer pieces to be discovered by other group members, readers and editors. Indie writers can participate to learn more about writing processes and gain valuable knowledge in writing as a craft and the undertaking of advancing a short story to publication.
  • Great for Readers: Readers can discover new works and participate in discussions with the authors directly. Through this discussion, readers can write reviews with a greater understanding of the author’s writing style, characters, and more. Those who read purely from enjoyment can participate in these discussions, receiving answers to any nagging questions or simply sharing their enjoyment with the authors.

Publication Opportunities

  • Short Story Contests: As well as featuring DigiWriting’s Short Story Contests, Short Story Connect functions as a central hub for various Short Story Contests across the globe. Short Story Connect features contests of different genres, and – whether you are a romance, mystery writer, or otherwise – there is something for everyone.
  • Magazines that Publish Short Stories: Short Story Connect provides members with information about magazines that publish and feature Short Stories for even more chances to be discovered!
  • Familiar with Short Story Contests or Magazines with Short Stories? Add them to the list!

Connect on Social Media

  • Looking to grow your connections with readers and writers? Short Story Connect members can post their various social media sites to grow their network!

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