Short Story Dispenser

Short Edition, Short Story Dispenser

Short Story Dispenser 

In 2019, the Dane County Regional Airport became the first airport in the nation to purchase a Shorty Story Dispenser. MSN purchased the Short Story Dispenser to connect the local community with a simple way to experience literature in an age that is overwhelmed by the Internet and social media. Reading print has become somewhat of a luxury, and Short Edition aims to bring a new twist to enjoying literature.

The Short Story Dispenser features the options of 1 minute, 3 minute, or children’s stories to enjoy as you wait for your flight. The story is printed on an eco-friendly scroll that uses no ink and no cartridge. The Dispenser encourages interaction with others, as once you are enchanted by a story, it is hard not to talk about it with others!  You can share the stories with friends or even fellow passengers.

Short Edition has now dispensed more than 4.5 million short stories written by 10,000 independent authors. The company even has an online community of 310,000 readers who have signed up to receive more original content, with already 30 million short stories accessed via the Short Edition website. Learn more and submit your own work on their website:

About Short Edition

Short Édition is a French publishing house of short literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. In addition to our online platform, we publish fiction around the world via our Short Story Dispensers for the public to enjoy a serendipitous literary experience, free of charge. What better way to overcome those little moments of boredom or enforced waiting in your daily life—at work, on the bus, in the waiting room, or in the peace and quiet of your own home. Short Édition created the Short Story Dispenser in 2016, to share the works of our authors and offer free short story readings to people, in unexpected places. The Short Story Dispenser is patented and received the "Tech for a better world" award at CES.