Short Story Month might be over, but that doesn't make short fiction any less sweet. Check out these links and keep up with shorts all year round.
1. Glimmer Train: Glimmer Train started in 1990 to publish great literary fiction by established and emerging short-story writers. They've launched many a career by paying unknown authors for their unsolicited stories. Subscribe. Submit.
2. HOOT: Hoot is a miniature literary review, featuring artwork, poetry, quotes, and works of fiction under 150 words on a postcard. You get a whole year's subscription for just $14. Order it for yourself or send it to a friend!
3. NYC Midnight: This organization hosts competitions for filmmakers, playwrights, and all manner of storyteller (they just finished their 2012 Short Story Writing Comp)--challenging them to produce original work under constraints of time and topic. The competition is fierce and the payout is pretty decent. Enter.
4. Coppyblogger: Here are the results of the Twitter Writing Contest, a challenge to tell a whole story in just 140 characters. If you have the gift of Tweet, consider entering next year.
5. Best American: You can scour the internet for great short stories, or you can put your trust in the people who do that sort of thing for a living. Last year's The Best American Short Stories , edited by Geraldine Brooks, is particularly stunning, featuring authors who are both masters and innovators.
6. The New Yorker: The other old stand-by, of course, is The New Yorker...and Harper's, and The Atlantic, etc...magazines with a commitment to great writing, the support of great authors, and the health of the literary community. Read this story from Maile Meloy and then renew your subscription.