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    waitingforzion Banned

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    Where do I find high quality short stories to read for free online?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by waitingforzion, Nov 5, 2016.

    I think I want to spend some time reading some good short stories. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to buy any. So where can I go online to read a variety of top-quality short stories in various genres?
     
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    There's always Project Gutenberg. You'll have to look for short stories, though.
     
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    Blackbird is a really good online publication to read short stories. A lot of publications will have some free content on their website.
     
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    Daily Science Fiction is a free email subscription. Tor.com has stories too.
     
  5. Spencer1990

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    There are all kinds of short stories available via a quick google search. You just have to know what author you're looking for. Generally, it's older and more famous stuff that you'll find as PDFs. And by older, I don't mean archaic. I'm sure you'd be able to easily find Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemmingway, etc. The same authors you'll likely find in literature textbooks.
     
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    What genres do you like? As @deadrats mentions, a lot of magazines offer at least some content for free. I'm mostly into sci-fi so I'd recommend Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Newmyths (totally not just 'cause they published me ...), Uncanny - I should be able to come up with more but it's been a long day. And I won't say they're good, but I read a lot on r/nosleep. If you like horror, you'll find some gems in there now and then.
     

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