Friday, January 14, 2022


Hi All,

Today, I am thrilled to announce Shannon Lawrence's  forthcoming book, THE BUSINESS OF SHORT STORIES...

Blurb: 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 writer

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

I couldn't agree more, that is why I preordered my copy. For those of you, who like me, is finding it hard to get your novel published, why not start with short stories and build up your writing experience and portfolio. Often, agents and publishers ask for writing credentials and if you have a few short stories published, it may certainly couldn't hurt. I can't wait until the end of the month to start my short story journey. Why not start yours as well? 2022 is forecasted to be an excellent publishing year. Now is the time to get your stories out to the readers who will enjoy them.

Here is more information about Shannon and her collected works.

Author Bio: 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. 

Book: The Business of Short Stories: Writing, Submitting, Publishing, and Marketing
Author: Shannon Lawrence
ISBN: 978-1-7320314-5-6
Format/Price: Print ($13.99) and e-book ($3.99)
Release Date: February 1, 2022

(**Note: Shannon is waiting on the pre-order for the paperback, and will send that out when she receives it)

The book will also be available after the release date from Ingram, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and other sites.

Shannon's website and social media:


  1. Congratulations, Shannon! Short stories are a great way to build an author career.

  2. Congrats to Shannon on her new book! It's a real skill to be able to write a short story.

  3. Hi Michael - yes Shannon deserves to be congratulated for what sounds like an excellent new 'reference' book to help authors with their short stories. Cheers to you both - Hilary

  4. Replies
    1. You're welcome, Shannon! All the best with your new book!

  5. Shorts are one of my favourite genres! - to write and to read. All the very best for the new book!
    Thanks, Michael.

    1. You're welcome. Thanks for dropping by, Nila!

    2. They'll always be my writing first love! So glad to hear when others love them, too.

  6. It's great to see Shannon's book here, Michael! I wish her the very best.

  7. Chin up, Michael. Bravo on pitching. You are very brave. Never stop! I've got Shannon's new release. Can't wait to start reading.