My Twitter friend @quickmissive (aka Kristina L. Martin) recently had an article published online (it's great- check it out!). This got me to thinking about publishing short stories and I found a helpful site that lists anthologies accepting submissions.
eChook is one of the sites that is accepting submissions for short stories. And get this: they pay $100!
Let's think about that for a moment.
I could write a short story between 750 - 2000 words and be paid $100.
I could write a novel between 75,000 - 100,000 words and be paid... um...
*does quick check online for typical author royalties*
7.5% on the paperback version, 15% of which goes to an agent (assuming I have one).
Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Eh...huh?
*whips out calculator*
I'm no accountant, but it seems to me that I'd have to sell about 250 copies of my paperback novel (at $6.99 each) in order to make $100 on the book that took me six months to write and another year to edit.
Or I could make $100 on a short story that took me an hour to write.
Hmmm.... Methinks that Kristina may well be on to something here!
What about you? Had any short stories published? Is $100 the norm?