Short Stories

A short story is a short work of prose fiction. It may be in any genre of fiction, and the exact definition of "short" will often depend on the genre.

Short stories are often collected together with other short stories, poetry, art, and/or essays in order to form a larger book, although it is becoming more common for short stories to be released as stand-alone ebooks.

Out Now: Queer We Go Again!
Once Upon an Eid
A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth: Stories
We Had No Rules
He's Come Undone: A Romance Anthology
Voyagers: The Third Ghost
I Live in the Slums: Stories
If It Bleeds
Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
Deadly Anniversaries: A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors
Fantastic Hope
This Spell Can't Last (These Witches Don't Burn, #0.5)
Apsara Engine
Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless #6)
Red Rain (Nameless #4)
The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless #5)
The Getaway
Close to the Bone (Widow's Island #1)
Norse Mythology
Inside Jobs: Tales from a Time of Quarantine
The Physicians of Vilnoc (Penric and Desdemona, #8)
Exhalation: Stories
Whisper of Bones (Widow's Island #3)
The Debriefing
Bred in the Bone (Widow's Island #4)
Whoa! I Married a Mountain Man! (Wedded Curves #1)
A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island #2)
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Evenfall by AisThe Student Prince by FayJayAfterimage by AisThe Violet and the Tom by Eve OcotilloFade by Ais
Favorite Unpublished M/M Stories
292 books — 1,201 voters
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryLife of Pi by Yann MartelThe Book of Negroes by Lawrence HillThe English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Canadian Fiction
834 books — 580 voters

The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe White Tiger by Aravind AdigaShantaram by Gregory David RobertsSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
740 books — 772 voters
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth RussellThe Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsSuch a Fun Age by Kiley ReidDeath in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
Anticipated 2020 Literary Fiction
491 books — 628 voters

Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerDubliners by James JoyceA Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'ConnorThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Collections of Short Stories
2,732 books — 2,198 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyThe Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Best South Asian Fiction
667 books — 1,796 voters

Interpreter of Maladies
Tenth of December
Her Body and Other Parties
Nine Stories
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Stories of Your Life and Others
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
The Yellow Wall-Paper
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions
The Lottery
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library)
The Lottery and Other Stories

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