The difference between an acceptance and a rejection letter often lies in one simple thing: did you edit your short stories to sell?
Or did you scrawl off a hurried first draft, pat yourself on the back for completing a story, have a friend who only tells you how proud they are of you or who is unqualified to give high-level feedback critique your manuscript, and then send that story off for submission?
It’s the tiny details that separate top tier authors from simply “good enough.” As they say, the devil is in the details.
Learn the essential skills to edit your short stories to sell in this online course.
Understand the fundamental techniques garnered from years of practical experience beneath the slushpile, reading story after story that just didn’t make the cut.
Turn a critical eye onto your own work, not to devalue your self-esteem but to expand your craftsmanship.