Future Fiction

This year The Pigeonhole has partnered up with FutureBook to run a short story competition exploring the publishing possibilities to come. The past three decades have seen extraordinary advancements in reading methods; from e-books to mobile reading, speed reading apps to audiobooks on your phone. Everyone is engaging with words in multiple ways, and yet the paper book is still going strong. 

What will the next few decades bring?

Dive into worlds of edible literature, crazed marketing anarchists, books written by bots, storylines stolen from criminals and brain jacking. Best of all you get to chat about these incredible ideas with their authors. 

Be part of the future of fiction.

About the author

Jamie Groves

Ian Green

Louise Harnby

Ian Sansom

Firebird

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Why We Like It

  1. A fascinating chance to read a writer's take on where books will be in years to come
  2. These are some of the freshest new voices in fiction 
  3. By exploring the future of publishing we are challenging the books of today

How it works

The book will be delivered in 5 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

We believe that shared reading leads to new ideas and connections. That’s why we have a dynamic commenting system which allows in-text discussion between our readers. Post a comment and all your fellow readers and the author will be able to respond. You can also choose to receive notifications (customise them here) when someone responds to your comment, or, additionally, whenever a comment is left in the book.

After serialisation, the full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

Any questions? Drop us a line on laurence@pigeonholepublishing.com.

1. CHOOSE WHO
TO READ WITH

Join our commmunity of readers or read with friends in your own private book club.

2. PICK A BOOK
 

And read it in bite-sized instalments – called staves – that fit busy modern lives.

3. HIGHLIGHT AND DISCUSS
 

Save your favourite bits and leave thoughts to connect with fellow readers.

4. GET BEHIND
THE STORY

Beautiful extras in the margins immerse you in the world of each book.

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