The short story: Is it dying? Looking around town today I notice (with a certain level of concern) that there are very few literary magazines left, yet many writers around wishing to send stories and poems away. Most are either yearly publications or Children's or Woman's magazines, all operating in their own, esoteric fields. For example; here in Newcastle we have 6 magazines, but none that are very evident or operational. So I have to ask, is my area just bad for this, or is the short story slowly dying?