The Short Story is Dead! Long Live the Short Story!

I keep hearing from people who ask why Cemetery Dance Publications even bothers publishing anthologies and collections (or even the magazine!) these days. After all, isn’t the short story dead? Well, if it is, I guess I didn’t get that memo. Yes, obviously the heyday of short stories in print has passed. None of us are selling short stories to┬áthe Evening News or┬áSaturday Evening Post or even the paperback original anthologies that crowded the bookstores in the ’80s and early ’90s — and those markets aren’t coming back. But I don’t think the lack of markets means the short story … Continue reading The Short Story is Dead! Long Live the Short Story!