Literature for your lunch break! Get a new story every weekday, delivered straight to your device, free.
Every weekday, we feature a single story for you to read as a calming, rich, and thoroughly entertaining alternative to the noise and superficiality of social media rants and internet memes.
What you’ll love about fresh.ink:
We feature both award-winning authors and talented new writers, and our stories are selected from literary magazines all over the world. Though varied in genre and subject matter, each story is well-written, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Reading them allows you to step into other worlds, witness other lives, and experience the transformative power of literature.
Too often, we read quickly without giving ourselves time to digest what we’ve read. After you finish, we invite you to reflect for a few minutes on the piece with thought-provoking questions that help you think more deeply about the story and the world around you. Post publicly to join the discussion with other readers, or keep it private for your own reflection.
You can set a daily reminder to help you develop better reading habits. Whether over your morning coffee or on your evening commute, setting aside 5-10 minutes to enjoy the featured story can be a mindful and rewarding way to fill your spare time.
DISCOVER MORE GREAT WRITING
We see fresh.ink as the gateway into a whole universe of great literary writing. We include links so you can follow your favorite authors and explore the magazines that published these wonderful stories first.
You can now listen to stories with our text-to-speech feature, including variable speeds from 0.5x to 2x, with text highlighted as you go! We've also added additional, larger text sizes, and sensitive content warnings.
Ratings and Reviews
I have been a reader & writer for many years. I have never submitted any of my work, but to me the joy is in the writing.
This app has been such a joy! No “in app purchases” or ads. You can discuss if you choose or you can just Read. I absolutely enjoy the length of the stories as life can get in the way now and then.
One question I have is how are authors selected? Can readers submit works?
Thank you for this app!!
Easy to use
This app is easy to use...very well designed. I love the easy swiping to select stories. My hesitation in giving it 5 stars is that as a beta reader, there is no way to make notes along the way to make the feedback more useful. Questions came up while I read that I knew I would forget by the end. It feels more like a service to readers than writers (and their revenue model indicates that). I think there is room to balance that better. Quality feedback will attract quality content, a win-win for all.
Developer Response ,
Update: Highlighting and commenting while reading has now launched! You can select any part of a story and leave a comment directly to the author.
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're excited to say highlighting (with notes) is coming in the next few weeks.
Is there anyway to copy phrases from the stories? Some of them I would love to add to my Notes of quotes I relate to.
I love reading and have read some fine short fiction here. I’m going to become a Patreon. I want to support the developer(s.) The developer website is minimal. Does anyone know if any portion of the subscription goes to the authors (based perhaps on most readings or highest ratings on a given day.)
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- fresh.ink software, LLC
- 181.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2020 fresh.ink software, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Patron Monthly Plan $4.99
- Patron Annual $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.