Short Stories


Publishing a Short Story

Internet Vs Print

Know your Markets

Follow the guidelines

Multiple Submissions

Track your submissions

Make your story publishable

Short Story Cover Letters

Format your stories properly

Writing competitions

General rules for submitting short stories


Short Story Competitions

A popular way to get started.

Where to find them.

Follow the rules.

Do your homework on the background.

Beware of scams.

Perfect Your Stories

Don’t cut corners.

The literary hook.

Believable characterisation.

Realistic dialogue.

Tell the story obliquely.

Check for consistency.

Get someone else’s view.

Write to live and live to write.


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