Any places that pay for short stories?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
April 19, 2007 11:46pm CST
One of my friends is really into writing short stories. She's an English major and the stories are very good. She's always looking for feedback on them, and was considering opening a blog or something so that she'd make a little money off the ads. But I was wondering if there was anything similar to Associated Content, but for short stories instead? If anyone knows, it would be greatly appreciated! Or if you do the blog thing, let me know how that works. She just barely got the internet and doesn't know web design or anything like that, but she does write some awesome stories.
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
20 Apr 07
I'm fairly sure Triond take stories as well as articles. I have a number of articles with them and have been very pleased by the steady royalties that come in. Worth having a look maybe?
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks! I will check into that. Royalties is good, she'll probably enjoy that more in the long run than getting a payment up front since then she can have a continuous source of income (however small, it doesn't really matter too much).
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I would suggest the "Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing." Writer's Digest specializes in providing information about where to sell writing, offering important information such as editor's names and how much payment a writer should expect and what the requirements are for submission. Very reputable. You can find the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and in most bookstores. Also, the magazine "Poets & Writers" has information on LEGITIMATE writing contests and journals that accept short stories. I buy the magazine at my local Borders store.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks! I will look for that one at the bookstore for her, sounds very useful!
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