SHORN was born from frustration.

  • I like your stories, have you written a novel?
  • I love reading fiction, but I don’t *get* short stories.
  • There’s no market for short stories.

These phrases ring like a gauntlet clanging to the ground to appreciators, writers and publishers of short stories.

The aim of this website is primarily to bring people who are interested in short and flash fiction together with the secondary hope that these public conversations can proliferate the joy short fiction can bring and guide the newly curious towards excellent reading experiences.