Two years ago, my friend wrote a beautiful collection of short stories. She got them to a well-known lit agent who told her that there was no way any traditional NY publisher would touch a collection of short stories from a first-time author and advised her to re-work them into a novel. Now, with her novel almost finished, comes this article in the New York Times:

Good Fit for Today’s Little Screens: Short Stories

With Kindle Singles and the success of George Saunders, short is suddenly the new black.

Also, don’t discount the psychological boost you can get from ‘publishing’ anything, even a digital-only short story on Amazon. Getting your piece formatted and uploaded should be pretty quick and easy – of course, promoting and marketing it so anyone sees it won’t be quick or easy, it will be an endless grueling slog, but don’t let that stop you.