Chronicle is fiction for the smartphone age.

We publish short stories that fit your schedule. Find your new favorite author. Get lost in a Playlist. Tell us how much time you have and get a random story. Sail the world without missing the bus to work.


Sail the world

Chronicle exists so you can explore your world, one story at a time.


Mindfulness in minutes

Chronicle is always substantial to give you a break from the news feed.


The future of fiction

Chronicle is a modern celebration of the written word.


Available now for iPhone.


Chronicle is for this moment

Five minutes until the next train, so you pull your phone out. Chronicle's Frontpage serves you a beautiful story that'll stick with you all day.

Now, instead of political dread or social anxiety, you're ready to face your commute, and your day, with a fresh perspective and a new idea. 



First to arrive? Use your Minutes wisely

Nobody likes sitting alone, waiting for the whole party to arrive. Don't tap your fingers nervously. Chronicle's Minutes feature allows you to choose a time (1-5 minutes), then get a random story of that length.

Take a deep breath, sit back in your chair, and get whisked away to another world. When the rest of your friends arrive, you'll feel fresh, excited, and open to hearing what they have to say.


Not sure how long that line is?

Could be ten minutes, could be an hour. With Playlists by Chronicle, you can reach into an entire short-story universe. 

Get lost in the secret-agent world of Coordinates Unknown while you wait. Because Playlist stories are separated into bite-sized chunks, you can get the persistent story without worrying that you'll suddenly lose your place.


Find mindfulness in fiction.


We're all about the story.

Chronicle exists to enable authors from around the world to tell their story. As you use the app, you'll see that the story takes the center stage. Find something new every week on the human-curated Frontpage, get lost in a Playlist, or read in a flash with Minutes.


Discover new narratives on the Frontpage.


Minutes is the fastest way to read fiction.

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Explore a world of fiction with Playlists.

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Sail the world in a story.

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