I can't quite put my finger on it, but this essay "Can You Make a Living Selling Short Fiction?" by Patty Jansen doesn't quite ring true for me. I feel like she's left out a lot of writers. Writers who started out writing shorts when there was a large market of genre magazines. Are they doing as well today? Probably not but they were there in days when you could make a living writing only short stories. I'm thinking along the lines of writers like Lawrence Block and Stephen King. They didn't get rich selling shorts but they left us with a treasure chest full of wonderful short stories to savor.
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