The Handwritten Story

We publish stories written with pen on paper

Photo by Bill Adler

Welcome to The Handwritten Story, a publication that celebrates short stories written by pen on paper.

We publish stories that are between 50 and 2,500 words in all genres.

Why write a story by hand when typing is faster? When you write by hand, you’re forced to slow your writing, which often means…




The Handwritten Story publishes short fiction that was written by hand. Each story includes a photograph of a page from the handwritten draft or the handwritten story in full. We celebrate pen and paper.

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Bill Adler

Bill Adler

An American writer in Japan, editor of The Binge-Watching Cure books, author of the bestselling book, Outwitting Squirrels. Occasional pilot, 24/7 cat owner.

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