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The 2020 Short Story Advent Calendar – Available Now!


The 2020 Short Story Advent Calendar is available now!

For the past five years, the Short Story Advent Calendar has lit up libraries and living rooms around the world with shimmering smorgasbords of bite-sized literary fiction. But all good things must come to an end. So grab the emergency schnapps from the back of the liquor cabinet, and join us for one last holiday hurrah.

You know the drill by now. The 2020 Short Story Advent Calendar is a deluxe box set of individually bound short stories from some of the best writers around.

The Box: The 2020 Short Story Advent Calendar

The Cost: $60 CAD = $45 USD

Contributors to this year’s set include:

  • Sara O’Leary (The Ghost in the House)

  • Sofia Samatar (A Stranger in Olondria)

  • Jim Shepard (Like You’d Understand, Anyway)

  • Amber Sparks (I Do Not Forgive You)

  • Adam Sternbergh (The Blinds)

  • and [REDACTED x 20]!

Shipping: Within Canada (via Canada Post) and the U.S. (via USPS): $15 for one calendar, $25 for two, $30 for three, $35 for four, and $40 for five.

The Products: Twenty-four individually sealed stories.

Are you grabbing a short story calendar?

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Comments (7)

  1. I’m sad this is the last year they’re doing this. It’s such a unique advent calendar, I don’t think there is anything else like it. I got one back in 2016 and really enjoyed it. The only downside is shipping to the US. I think it’s $15 for one calendar.

    • I actually think that’s reasonable. I’m over here a little miffed that finally I’m buying from a CDN company and for once I think I will get the better end of the deal when it comes to shipping, and they are charging us Canadians the exact same amount that it would cost to ship to the states.

  2. They also have a Scary Story box for Halloween. It looks pretty fun also!

  3. thanks!

  4. what a cute idea.

  5. does anyone know – are these holiday stories or not?

    • I haven’t purchased one before but I found this in the FAQs:

      Are the stories religious?


      Are they Christmas-y?

      Not as a rule, no. But you never know what snuck in the back.

      Are they appropriate for children?

      Also no. There is definitely some adult content in here. Your adventurous teen could probably handle it, but we wouldn’t recommend handing it to anyone younger than that.

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