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Shortbread Stories is an online community of writers. Besides providing a worldwide showcase for their work, Shortbread Stories aims to build self-confidence in writing ability through the mentoring, advice and encouragement forthcoming from both its writing and reading community. Shortbread Stories is free and open to anyone who wishes to join, and all stories are free to read and download.

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Introducing our new Friday social media feature, 'Stranger than Fiction'. Each Friday, on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we will link to a crazy, wild, and impossible news article. The type of piece that if someone at work told you the story you'd never believe it. The sort of news that warrents the phrase,… Read More

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Buy it Now: Short Breaks, Volume 1

It is with great pleasure (and a fair amount of excitement on our part) that we bring you Short Breaks, the first Shortbread Collection of Short Stories - Volume 1. It has to be said, however, that the selection process was not without a good bit of head-scratching, as you will have seen...
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Dundee, the hometown of Shortbread Stories, is twinned with the city of Nablus in Palestine. Through the 7 of May, 'Olive Trees in Dundee: A Celebration of Palestinian Literature' will host events that explore contemporary writing and experiences in Palestine, as well as celebrate links and collaborations between Scottish and Palestinian writers. Kathleen Gray, one of the celebration organisers, talks… Read full Article

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