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Short stories: How much do you make? How do you sell one? How long does it take to write? | Amit Gupta

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How much do you make from short stories? How does one get sold? How much time does writing require?

Documentation of one science fiction short story’s creation, revision, submission, and final publication. The amount of time and labor required is shocking. In November of 2019, Amit was formulating ideas for a science fiction story that was to be set in a future India. It took him nearly 24 hours to draft this piece, and more than 30 people contributed in some way. It took two and a half years from the first word to the final publication. He ultimately received $1,422.80 for his time and trouble. 

Source: https://superamit.substack.com/p/short-stories-how-much-do-you-make

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