Thursday, June 14, 2018

Writing Short Stories

When I began writing in 2001, I started with short stories. Then I bridged into novels, but I still occasionally write short stories. I’ve had a few published in anthologies along the way, but my main focus has been longer manuscripts.

For a mystery writer there are a number of excellent sources for publishing short stories. These include magazines such as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Other good sources are anthologies including those published by Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.


Pamela said...

I just learned about you, and your genre of "geezer lit" because of an excellent Goodreads review. Social media DOES make a difference for authors. I'm an author also, and I teach creative writing classes in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas. Many of my students are in their 60s on up. I think they'll be inspired by your writing, your persistence, and your publishing.

Mike Befeler, author of geezer-lit and paranormal mysteries said...

Pamela. thanks for your comments. I'm always inspired by older writers such as Morrie Marcoff who signed at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in 2017. He published his very first book at the age of 103.