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.

More than four 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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Suggestions and Opportunities

If you have any suggestions or ideas about the platform, please do not hesitate to reach out.

You can support the awesome work available here by sharing Story Shack on your website, social networks or by doing e-mail shout outs. The more exposure the platform receives, the better it is for everyone involved. Thanks!

To get in touch, please e-mail to info (at) thestoryshack.com. Cheers!


Editor & Web design
Martin Hooijmans

Logo design
Lars de Ruyter

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