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Free Online Reading

For those like me that love to read you may find yourselves with a few free moments either on your lunch break or during a lull while at work. During these times I often wish for a short story to read. Instead of scouring the internet wasting precious reading time, I have compiled the following list of free online short stories and online magazines containing short stories for you to enjoy.

Online Magazines

69 Flavors of Paranoia

online magazine focusing on horror fiction short stories.

A Fly in Amber

online fiction magazine containing short stories from non-fiction to fiction. Publishes a new issue every other month.

Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction

online magazine dedicated to publishing fiction short stories and poetry. This online magazine is free to read and publishes an issue every quarter.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

online magazine dedicated to publishing adventure fantasy. This online magazine is free and publishes 2 stories per issue with a new issue every 2 weeks.

Clarkesworld Magazine

online magazine deciated to Science Fiction and Fantasy. Publishes a new issue montly containing at least 2 short stories.

Fantasy Magazine

online website dedicated to original fictional short stories and articles about the fantasy genre.

Horror Bound Magazine

online website/magazine focusing mainly on horror stories or dark fantasy.

Strange Horizons

online magazine focusing on speculative fiction (mainly Science Fiction, with also Fantasy, and other sub genres). This online magazine releases a new issue every week.

Subterranean Press Magazine

online magazine published quarterly that includes new fictional short stories, interviews, and columns.

The Future Fire

online magazine focusing on social, political, and speculative cyber fiction.

Flash Fiction Online

Online Magazine of Flash Fiction, complete stories in one thousand words or less.

Short Stories By Genre

Science Fiction



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