Chronicle is a home for fiction in the smartphone age.

We publish short, thoughtful stories you can read on your time. Find your new favorite author. Get lost in a Playlist. Tell us how much time you have and we'll give you a random story. Our app lets you sail the world without missing the bus to work.


Sail the world

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


Moments in minutes

Chronicle fiction is always short and always substantial.


The future of fiction

Chronicle is a modern celebration of the written word.


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.


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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