the celebration of May as Short Story Month (see http://shortstorymonth.com/ and http://storyaday.org/), here are a few sources
where you can find excellent short stories and receive encouragement or ideas
for marketing short stories.
and The Strand (https://strandmag.com/) are perhaps the best
known monthly publications that feature stories, interviews, and reviews. Woman’s World (http://www.womansworld.com/) is a weekly
periodical that features a short solve-it-yourself mystery, often written by well-known
mystery writers such as John Floyd and B.K. Stevens.
Press (http://wildsidepress.com/) offers
the monthly Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Magazine as well as anthologies produced for the Malice Domestic Mystery
Conference (Malice Domestic 11: Murder
Most Conventional and Malice Domestic
12: Mystery Most Historical) and the Guppy and Chesapeake Chapters of Sisters
in Crime. Wildside has also published single author short story collections,
like Barb Goffman’s Don’t Get Mad, Get
Even and B.K. Stevens’ Her Infinite
Best Books (https://levelbestbooks.com/)
is well known for publishing the Best New England Crime Stories series and is
currently seeking submissions (which close May 31, 2017) for the 15th
anthology, to be titled, Snowbound. Now
under new editors, Level Best has branched out with a law enforcement
anthology, Busted! Arresting Stories from
the Beat, and an upcoming culinary collection, Noir at the Salad Bar.
excellent online magazines are Mysterical
published quarterly, and Kings River Life
weekly. If you look at the Mystery Rats Maze portion of Kings River Life (http://kingsriverlife.com/category/kings-river-reviewers/mysteryrats-maze/),
you’ll find interviews with mystery authors, book reviews, and short stories.
Sometimes there’s even a give-away offer!
both for its list of online resources and its continuous updates of contests
and calls for submissions, Sandra Seamans’ blog (http://sandraseamans.blogspot.com/)
can’t be beat. In addition, the Short Mystery Fiction Society (https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/)
has been commemorating the short story month with selected stories from its
member authors, including our own Debra Goldstein.
you love short stories, particularly mystery ones, please be sure to check out
these great sites!