Stories on the Web

Why not read something new on your lunch break? Here’s a list of short story banks on the web.


Classic Short Stories

Comma Press Story Bank

Five Chapters

Guardian Short Stories


Liars’ League

Library of Babel 

National Short Story Day

New Yorker Podcasts

Out of Print

Pulp.Net Archive

Scottish Booktrust podcasts

Selected Shorts

The Short Review (Reviews of story collections)

Short Stories at Bibliomania

Spoken Ink

Sunday Times Magazine Stories (£1 subscription for 1st 30 days)

(More online stories can be found under our listing for Literary Magazines.)


Audio Stories


Words to Go Podcasts

Flannery O’Connor reads A Good Man is Hard to Find

Richard Yates reads The Best of Everything


If you have a short story bank that you’d like to add to our list, please email us –


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