From what I’ve been told, because I know nothing about it first hand, the road to publishing a book includes many little trips along the way. One of those trips is getting smaller things published, like short stories. I haven’t tried that option yet, although I plan to. Here’s one place for such a step:
I won’t go into all of the details about what they offer because you’ll find that out yourself if you plan to get published. I only learned about this site yesterday, so I barely know anything about it. However, from what I have seen so far, it’s got a lot to offer. It exists for one reason – to help writers get attention and eventually published. It’s for both fiction and non-fiction, with a little bit of poetry. And it’s got a good page of resources about those little steps I mentioned before. One quick fact: they want fiction less than 3,000 words. Also, they have a page that makes it very simple to format your manuscript for submission to most places.
Have at it!