I know many of my blog readers like writing short stories and hope to have them published in magazines – and wish there were more submission opportunities.
I've been wondering why there has been such a decline in the markets over the last few decades. Maybe there are only a few of us left who appreciate short stories?
I don't think that's the case, and apparently neither do DC Thomson as they've increased the amount of fiction in both The People's Friend and My Weekly. I'd love to know your thoughts.
Do you enjoy reading fiction in magazines?
Did you use to enjoy short stories, but now prefer celebrity gossip, adverts and whatever else has replaced the fiction in magazines which no longer publish it?
Does your like / dislike of fiction influence your decision on whether or not to read a particular magazine?
Responses (as comments on this blog please) are welcome from all who have an opinion, whether they're writers or not.