PAY RATES FOR SHORT STORIES
I will begin with what the research I've done looking for places that accept and pay for short fiction has revealed.
The best numbers I can find are these:
A flat fee ranging from $10 to $50 dollars for 'short and micro' fiction of 1k words or less.
A per word pay scale ranging from 1 cent to ten cents for short fiction longer than 1k words, up to 5k words.
I'd love to hear thoughts of short story writers - do these pay scales sound appropriate to you for both micro fiction and longer pieces? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section or shout at me on Twitter at @smoran26
Thank you to any and all that can give feedback on this discussion.
Stephen John Moran
Owner of Moran Publishing