Story Shack was founded in November 2011 by Martin Hooijmans, as a place on the web where he could feature his short stories. A few months later he was joined by illustrator friend Lars de Ruyter, who made fitting art for Martin’s stories on a weekly basis. The concept was born.

Quite a few years later, Story Shack is celebrated by a host of authors and illustrators, who find a home here for their short fiction and illustrations. New and established artists alike get published, and are given the opportunity to network. If you’d like to be one of them, be sure to check out our submissions page for authors (and for illustrators) –> Currently closed.

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Editor & Web design
Martin Hooijmans

Logo design
Lars de Ruyter