Found Fiction is a global artistic collective bringing together guerrilla publishing, creative engagement and storytelling workshops.


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, they’re invited to share their experience on social media under the hashtag #foundfiction. This moment marks a special connection between writers and readers, as you’ll see from the hundreds of #foundfiction posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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Around 4,000 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 our global community, we’re working with authors, publishers and festivals to deliver creative engagement, and with schools to inspire young people to read more and write better.


This unique project has evolved faster than we ever thought it would – and we’ll take it as far as it can go.


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Want to be part of something amazing? Get involved in any way you want. Say hello@foundfiction.org to submit a story, become a distributor, or talk to us about working with your festival, organisation or school.