Hey folks. I have seen a few posts pop up talking about short stories and using them as a method to gain prestige in the publishing world. I have spent some time researching the different aspects of getting a manuscript published, and that is always my end game goal. This post however is to query just how one would go about getting short stories published. Money is essentially no issue. I don't really care about being paid for it but it is always a nice bonus. It's more a question of being recognized as a writer for my own piece of mind. I do enjoy writing but I have terrible self-esteem issues with it, so breaking into short stories would really help. It would either work, things would be published, or I will realize that my abilities just don't make the cut, which is either a cue to quit or to learn more, perhaps even enroll on some courses. My query is this, how would I go about submissions? my favored genre is Fantasy but Horror and Science Fiction aren't out of the realms of possibility either. I have seen the Duotrope website but the number of possible publishers, magazines etc is very overwhelming so I would really appreciate some guidance in the matter. Thanks for reading.