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
Oct 15, 2019 · 11 min read
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…