I'm aware that one of the best ways to break into being a professional writer is by submitting short stories to magazines, particularly for science fiction or fantasy writers. However I have a major problem with writing short stories. Whenever I come up with a good idea for a story, try as I might to keep it simple, the plot always ends up unravelling into something too complex and involved to obey the word limit of a short story. I find it hard to write anything engaging or interesting (ie. worth reading) that doesn't involve too many places, too much information, too much background, too many twists and turns or whatever to be contained within a short story format. I love writing novel length stories. I think it's what I'm best at. But I would like to learn the art of the short story too. Any suggestions or advice?