The excellent Apex Magazine is currently having a drive for new subscribers in order to enable them to published a fourth short story (and pay the writer, of course) in every issue.
As part of this subscriber drive, Apex is also publishing short essays on its website, in which several authors and writers explain why they love short fiction and why people should read it.
Now short fiction is obviously close to our hearts here at Pegasus Pulp. So if you need more reasons to read short fiction, whether ours or other people’s, check out these:
- Andrea Johnson believes that short fiction is a gift to your future self and also a chance to discover a favourite author early.
- Sigrid Ellis discusses the value of short fiction and why short fiction allows writers and readers to experience not so pleasant characters, because the investment is much shorter than in a novel.
- Russell Dickerson claims that it’s all about length and for some stories, short is the perfect length.
- A.C. Wise explains that short is awesome, because it allows authors to experiment and excercise their writerly muscles.
- Sarah Pinsker explains how short stories create a world in miniature that can be just as detailed and vivid as that of a multi-volume fantasy saga.
- Cameron Salisbury explains how it’s the very unimportance of short fiction and the fact that they don’t require as much of a time investment as a novel that makes them important.