Calling all Centre County Writers!

Submit your short story to Penn State Libraries’ Short Stories site.

Penn State University Libraries’ partnership with Schlow expands to include a Short Édition, short story collaboration.

Centre County writers of original short fiction and poetry are invited to submit creative works through the University Libraries' Short Stories website. Submissions also may be considered for distribution through the Libraries’ four Short Édition short story dispensers on Penn State’s University Park campus as well as its fifth dispenser in Schlow’s adult services department.

In May 2017, Penn State became the world’s first educational institution to partner with Short Édition of Grenoble, France, when the University Libraries brought five of its dispensers to the University Park campus. Short Édition, a publishing company, produces cylindrical machines that print free short stories, selected at random, on long strips of paper and dispensed on demand.

Stories can be submitted online, where new users first must create a user account.

Short story submissions may not exceed 8,000 characters and poetry submissions may not exceed 7,000 characters. Character-count limits for all submissions include spaces.

All genres of short stories are acceptable as long as they are about literary fiction, while historical fiction is acceptable if it includes an imaginative story.

Complete rules and instructions are listed on the website.