Excellent tips on the value of writing short stories!
Short stories are strange little things. They are easy to write – but not so easy to sell. Unlike novels, which require a lot of time to finish, a short story can be written in a few hours and ready to submit within a week – but what do you do with them then?
Ten Things You Can Do With Short Stories
Submit them to professional paying magazines. There are many paying markets out there for short stories, but this is a tough market. It is a crowded field because so many people write short stories thinking they are easier to sell than novels, which is not necessary true. Most high-circulation magazines use established writers to fill their editions, leaving only a few places per year for other writers. Every magazine paying professional rates will receive hundreds of submissions per week. Many editors keep stories for years before publishing them…
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