One Story, many ways to publish
This summer The Atlantic is publishing its first ever fiction issue, composed entirely of short stories, related commentary, and poetry. With fiction no longer featured every month, this issue embodies the magazine’s continued commitment to a literary tradition envisioned by its founders when they described The Atlantic Monthly as “a magazine of Literature, Art and Politics.”Except that the Fiction Issue — I haven't seen mine yet in my 2006 subscription — only ran eight short stories, instead of 12. If The Atlantic can't seem to find a readership for short stories, what's happening instead?
Look to One Story to see a novel, alternative approach. Each issue carries just one story, printed in a 5x7 format. They put out 18 a year for $21. Outpublishing The Atlantic, and with award-winning stories, too.
The days of slick, literate magazines are fading. There are many places to submit your work, publications that don't believe glossy paper implies glossy content.