The Shortish Project

We're a new home for short novels. Always growing, ever evolving, The Shortish Project is highlighting short novels getting published now – and notable short novels from the past 200 years or so.

When you sign up for our emails, you'll get a short list of popular and acclaimed short novels recently published by publishers big and small. With a short description and buying options for each.

The Shortish Project is also a publishing program, open to all styles and genres, dedicated to expanding the universe of short novels. Publishing in paperback and ebook editions, Shortish offers original work by debut and established authors available at online and local booksellers.


Short novels are everywhere. If only we knew how to find them...

By signing up for our emails, you'll get regular lists of acclaimed short novels you may have missed hearing about. It's an easy way to get your reading fix on.

You can also check out our evolving shortlists, featured on our site, or explore on your own by searching our database.


Interested in publishing your own short novel? The Shortish Project's publishing program is super streamlined, getting short novels to online and local booksellers in an expedited way. Get started here.

Short but big

Let's make short novels a regular thing. Let's make them easy to find and part of our regular reading diet. Short novels are little dynamos. Fun-sized reading that packs a big punch.

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Want to recommend short novels to include in our catalog? What about getting featured in our emails? Got questions about our publishing program?