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Multiplicity Stories

We collect short fiction set in urban areas.
We create discussions with existing short stories.
We will produce a free anthology containing the above.

We’re a group of students from the University of Toronto who believe in the educational and transformative power of storytelling.

We collect short fiction

Submissions are closed. Visit the Discussions page for more ways to engage with the project.

Writers: Be paid. Be encouraged and feel safe to share your work here. Cities are dense and complex places, hard to explore if it weren’t for storytelling. LGBTQ2+ , BIPOC, neurodiverse, disabled, any self-identified identities: you are welcome here.

“Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.”

-Chimamanda Adichie, TEDGlobal 2009

In A Multiplicity of Stories, we explain ideas best by giving examples. Like this quote.

Want to volunteer and help us humanize through storytelling? Please click here.

We create discussions

Readers: Have fun. Be surprised, reflect on this art, and wonder what unnoticed stories your city could tell. Policy makers, academics, city planners: this is a study in a different medium.


The current themed exploration and writing prompt on cities. Read a story to get some ideas that you can discuss on our Discord.
New themes every week until publication! Previous themes here.

An open access anthology

Planned for late September 2020, selected stories and artwork will be published on this website free for all to read. A downloadable PDF version will also be made, containing the stories, artwork, weekly themes, and snippets of social media conversation being generated with us right now.

Example of a fiction anthology (with a way cooler website): https://go.xprize.org/oceanstories/

A test page of the PDF version, free for everyone to download under Creative Commons.

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