In 2018, Wichita became one of four communities receiving Short Édition short story dispensers through the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The dispensers will print out short stories from three categories based on reading time: 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes.
Our short story dispensers occasionally rotate around the community. As of June 9, 2022, the dispensers are out of service.
You can also read these short stories online at our Short Édition site.
Local writers can now submit stories to be placed in our short story dispensers! Submission guidelines include:
Journalistic works, nonfiction articles or essays, etc., will not be accepted. A panel of Library staff members will review and place works in the dispensers. Authors will not be paid for short story submissions.