The best stories you find are the ones that find you.

What is #foundfiction?

#foundfiction is a guerrilla publishing community connecting readers and writers across the world. We leave short stories in envelopes marked READ ME in public spaces – because the best stories you find are the ones that find you.

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  • 4kStories written
  • 3Languages used
  • 53Creative writers
  • 75People distributing
  • 5Years of FF

Want to be part of something amazing?

We run a worldwide community of writers and distributors.

We deliver creative publicity strategies to help authors and publishers sell more books.

We work with schools to inspire young people to read more and write better.

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We invited #foundfiction to be part of the Northern Short Story Festival. They brought along a writing desk where passers-by were encouraged to co-write a short story by adding one line at a time. Around 20 participants got involved, and the story they created was then tweeted out line by line. It was a great use of social media and helped us promote the festival. #foundfiction could drive publicity for any festival and get participation at any major event. What makes it stand out as a concept is the potential for involving everyone who likes reading and/or writing. Also the fact it's global. Very few projects have the ability to span the world.

Fiona Gell, Co-ordinator of the Leeds Big Bookend August 13, 2018

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