How to Get Your Short Story Published

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 30, 2021 • 4 min read

Short stories, ranging from flash fiction to novellas, need to pack a lot of plot in a small amount of time. They’re more focused, emphasizing critical characters and pivotal moments rather than supporting characters and subplots. A short story is a condensed piece of prose that still contains all the same elements as a novel, like proper pacing and character development, but exists in a much briefer format.