Does Publishing Short Stories Matter?

The economics of short fiction, how commercialism is changing what writers write, & a bit of advice from Shirley Jackson

Holly Lyn Walrath
Write Weird
Published in
11 min readOct 15, 2019

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Shirley Jackson, Author of The Lottery, Courtesy the NEH

I have a friend who is currently exhausting himself in order to write a novel. Let’s call said friend Axel. (Axel would hate that I named him Axel.) Anywho, Axel spends months devoting all of his…

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Holly Lyn Walrath
Write Weird

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!