Short-form stories that celebrate each and all of us. Delivered to you, online or in print, monthly.
Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne. Launching August 11th.
Our first story, Mångata, written by Silvia Rojas, illustrated by Katie Zhou and translated into Swedish by Per Forsberg, is a story about Unlikely Connections. One of Ana’s earliest memories was...
Stories that bring us closer
Campfire Stories is a project by Small Fires, a social enterprise making toys, books and games that spark curiosity and celebrate diversity. After releasing our debut picture book in 2020, we've been dedicated to creating stories that joyfully bring us closer together. Through Campfire Stories, we're working with emerging artists, writers and translators to create beautiful short-form stories that celebrate the richness of our languages and cultures. We're proudly and gratefully supported by the City of Melbourne, without who, this project wouldn't exist. For the first 12 months, our stories will be all about celebrating the diversity of those who call Naarm (Melbourne) home.
Frequently Pondered Questions
How often are stories released?
We're working on a schedule of one beautiful new story per month, starting from August 2022.
How will the stories be published?
Making the stories accessible to everyone is really important to us. So each story will be freely available online, via this website. If you join our mailing list we'll also send each new story to your inbox when it's released.
We're also experimenting with a printed edition of each story. For a small fee, you'll be able to get each story, beautifully in ink, delivered to your home each month.
Who writes and illustrates the stories?
We work with emerging writers and illustrators from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to produce our stories. Our aim is create stories that represent the richness of our communities, so we actively seek out writers of all ages, religions, cultures, genders and backgrounds!
We're be sharing more information about the creatives behind each piece over on our Instagram.
Do you pay your creatives?
Definitely! We work with our authors, illustrators and translators on a paid basis. This is thanks to the generous support of the City of Melbourne, who have funded the first 12 months of this project.
What language will the stories be available in?
Each story will be published in two languages: English and the author's language of choice.
So far, we've got a diverse lineup of languages that stories will feature, including Ukrainian, Swedish, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Farsi, Sinhalese and Bangla.
Join Our Campfire
Heart-warming stories, delivered to your inbox every month.