Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Guest Post: The Business of Short Stories Book Release

Whether you're looking to add short stories to your repertoire as a solo pursuit or in addition to novel writing, The Business of Short Stories covers every aspect from writing to marketing. Learn the dynamics of short story writing, where to focus your editing efforts, how and where to submit, how to handle acceptances and rejections, what to do with reprints, and how to market yourself and your stories online and in person. The information in The Business of Short Stories has been distilled from over a decade of short story publishing experience so you don't have to learn the hard way. You'll find information on submission formatting, cover letters, querying a collection, sending proposals to writing events, how to create a website, SEO, social media, and so much more. This is an invaluable resource for short story writers.

There's never been a better time to get into short stories!

ISBN: 978-1-7320314-5-6
Format/Price: Print ($13.99) and e-book ($3.99)
Release Date: February 1, 2022

Pre-order E-book:
Paperback pre-order link coming soon!

Shannon Lawrence has made a career of short stories, with over a decade of experience and more than fifty short stories published in magazines and anthologies. In addition, she's released three horror short story collections with a mix of new and previously published stories. Her true crime podcast Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem is going into its third season. 


  1. Thank you for hosting me today, Jean!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your book, Shannon. Good luck!

  3. Hi Jean - excellent to see Shannon here - I'm sure this little reference book will be invaluable to many ... congratulations Shannon - and all the best for the 1st Feb and onwards - cheers Hilary

  4. Breaking your book open this weekend! Perused the TOC. Wow! Packed with all kinds of information not only on writing, but on publishing and marketing.


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