We make everyday places extraordinary with creative installations, storytelling workshops and street literature projects.


The idea behind #foundfiction is simple. Writers send us short stories, which we print out, fold into envelopes marked READ ME, and leave in public spaces for people to find. When someone stumbles upon a piece of #foundfiction, it marks a special connection between writer and reader, as you’ll see from the hundreds of #foundfiction posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
found fiction envelope


Around 6,000 stories have been distributed across the world since 2013. We have over 100 writers and distributors throughout the UK and Europe, and as far as the USA, Canada, Japan, Iceland, South Africa and Australia. We’ve also published stories in Polish and French.

While continuing to grow the global #foundfiction community, we deliver writing workshops, creative installations and street literature projects to inspire people in everyday spaces through the written word.


Our mission is to empower people with a creative vision that helps them find stories and inspiration wherever they are.


Our partners

We work with organisations small and large to inspire, empower and activate children and adults of all ages.


Want to be part of something amazing? Say hello@foundfiction.org to submit a story, become a distributor, or get involved in whatever way you want.