Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to Publish a Short Story Collection: 12 Steps!

I’m in love with this article about how to publish a collection of short stories in 12 steps. (Obviously, some of the steps are giant steps, as we used to say.) But author Liz Prato breaks down the process in a smart, sensible way.

1.  I decided to learn how to write short stories. Originally, I thought I should write and publish short stories to later help get my novel published. I enrolled in classes in the craft of short fiction, at which point it became clear that I didn’t even read short stories, and that I would need to, if I was going to be any good at this.
Tip: Consume short fiction, even the kind you think you don’t like. Learn how stories work and why they work....


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.