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Irrelevant Matters

The Rise and Fall of the Short Story

Short stories writers used to be literary rock stars, but publishing has changed.

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Before radio, TV and the internet, short stories writers were literary rock stars. The reading public clamored for the variety and brevity that short fiction magazines delivered. Of course, back then, books were out of reach for most people.

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