Literature (Libre)

Creative works that are mainly text.

This page only shows free, libre and open literature. For a list that includes semi-libre (that is to say, noncommercial and verbatim works), see Literature (Common Content).


  • A Vessel For Offering'Hard boiled pseudo-Lovecraftian space noir with squishy (and doomed, of course) romantic bits.'
  • AbulafiaA collection of random concept and word generators for story gamers.
  • Biodigital'Biodigital is a novel, first published as an Ebook via, about a Silicon Valley tech genius/messiah and the quasi-religious cult of transhumanist computer designers and brain hackers who follow him.'
  • DscriptA new Roman script.
  • Entropy Of Imagination'The inhabitants of this future Web reside in a closed system, where all possible experiences will soon be exhausted. The Web is winding down, falling into stasis. Here, Flatline is a brief infusion of novelty, bringing chaos to the system.'
  • Fantastique UnfetteredA magazine of short stories.
  • Ficly (Jenny Everywhere)Ficly microfiction about Jenny Everywhere.
  • Free as in FreedomA biography of free software guru Richard Stallman.
  • Future of CopyrightA competition for fiction and non-fiction entries on copyright.
  • Future of Copyright 2.0A collection of fiction and non-fiction.
  • Green CometA sci-fi novel.
  • Hoborg'A dieselpunk novel with Spanish-created robot hobos in a balcanized America at the beginning of the XX century.' - that anyone can edit, fork and contribute to.
  • Jenny EverywhereJenny Everywhere, aka the Shifter, is the world's first open source superhero.
  • OctobrianaA public doman, communist-era superhero.
  • Poetics for CosmonautsA book.
  • Project NA light novel.
  • RoadkillA short story by Leonard Kirke.
  • Solitudes & SilenceA novel set in the Theonosis setting.
  • Stick's AdventureNew Brothers Whim picturebook.
  • Superpower WikiA wiki that describes thousands of supernatural powers.
  • The Beggar's OperaAn 18th Century ballad opera.
  • The Collected Writings of Jeremy Kellerman Volume One'""The Jeremy Kellerman Blog!" was created in February of 2011 as an outlet for the writings of Michigan-based creative genius and self-help guru Jeremy Kellerman and his associates.'
  • The Enemy and How I Helped to Fight itA political satire about the situation that used to prevail in the Israeli-Lebanese boder.
  • The Open UtopiaAn open content take on Thomas More's Utopia.
  • TingsA NaNoWriMo novel.

Sources of Literature

  • Aaron PogueA fantasy author.
  • Aelius BlytheA fiction author.
  • Brothers WhimA Creative Commons book publisher.
  • Emily C O'Leary
  • FiclyA site of microfiction where you can add sequels and prequels to the writing of others.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library' This database offers access to tens of thousands of high resolution images from the Folger Shakespeare Library, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, and art.'
  • Free Software FoundationA foundation to encourage the use of free software licences.
  • FreetemsCollection of CC0 / public domain photos, ebooks, music etc.
  • HG WellsA famous author.
  • Jagannath MohantyAn Odia author and academic.
  • James Hutchings'James Hutchings lives in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Enchanted Conversation and fiction365 among other markets.'
  • John SundmanAn author.
  • Leonard KirkeAn author.
  • LibriVox'Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers; the goal is to record every book in the public domain.'
  • ManyBooksA gratis ebook site.
  • Project GutenbergA website that preserves out-of-copyright books.
  • Public Domain ReviewReviews and catalogues of works in the public domain.
  • Public Domain Super HeroesA wiki of superheroes and villains that have lapsed into the public domain.
  • The SCP FoundationX-Files like wiki.
  • Twine GamesOnline choose your own adventure games.
  • unglue.itA project to crowdfund the application of Creative Commons licensing
  • Valentin ChamperA poet.
  • zero-projectA collection of musical compositions, audiobooks and songs.
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