What Makes a Short Story Publishable

The Obvious

Grammar and punctuation are huge factors in getting published. You might have written the best story in the world, but if the reader has to keep stopping to work out why there are seven commas in a five word sentence, they aren’t going to read on. Poor grammar and punctuation are distracting and will stop people reading so it’s important to get these right.


It’s best not to rely on abstraction. Concrete details help the reader visualise what is happening far more than the abstract can…