For this week's "weekend reading" collection, let's look at short fiction. Is it worth your time as an indie author to publish short stories and flash fiction? Will people read it? Can it be profitable? Where can you get your fiction published?
These three posts answer some of these questions.
Why You Should be Writing Short Fiction
By Anne R. Allen at annerallen.blogspot.com
This post might be a few years old, but it's a great introduction to the resurgence of short stories. Anne R. Allen looks at short story publishing outlets and explores time commitments vs earnings potential between writing short stories and longer fiction.
Making Money From Writing, Part 1: Short Story Markets
By David Gaughran at davidgaughran.wordpress.com
This is another older, but still-valuable, post on publishing short fiction. In this post, David Gaughran explores some of your options for making money writing short stories, from selling them to short story markets to publishing your stories as collections.
46 Literary Magazines to Submit To
By Joe Bunting at LetsWriteAShortStory.com
In this post, Joe Bunting shares 46 magazines where you can submit your short fiction. The list covers "literary" magazines, genre-specific publications, and flash fiction markets.
Do you write short fiction? If so, has it proven to be a lucrative publishing option for you? How does it compare to your longer work? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments.