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The Short Story Advent Calendar is back! And to celebrate its fifth anniversary, Hingston & Olsen decided to make the festivities even more festive, with five different colored editions to help you ring in the holiday season.

No matter which color you choose, the insides are the same; it’s another collection of expertly curated, individually bound short stories from some of the best writers in North America and beyond.

As a reminder: This is a collection of literary, non-religious short stories for adults.

Pre-order your calendars before November 8 and save 20% off the publisher’s suggested retail price. All sales will revert to full price on November 9 without exception.

2019 Short Story Advent Calendar

A uniquely boxed collection of numbered & original short stories to be opened each day from December 1-25. Please email with your color preference AFTER you have ordered: Indigo, smoke, sage, cobalt, and forest. Orders without color choice will receive forest-colored sets. Price includes sales tax. Calendars can be picked up in the store or mailed (at extra cost).


Contributors to the 2019 Short Story Advent Calendar include:

Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See)
Omar El Akkad (American War)
Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies)
Jack Pendarvis (Adventure Time)
Casey Plett (Little Fish)
Ian Williams (Reproduction)

plus 19 more

More information about the collection can be found here.

As always, each story is a surprise, so you won’t know what you’re getting until you crack the seal every morning starting December 1. Once you’ve read that day’s story, check the Short Story Advent Calendar website to read an exclusive interview with the author.

As you make your way through the stories, tag @hingstonolsen on Twitter & Instagram and use the hashtag #ssac2019 to share your thoughts and check in with your fellow advent calendarians.