"Good Fit for Today’s Little Screens: Short Stories" says,
Story collections, an often underappreciated literary cousin of novels, are experiencing a resurgence, driven by a proliferation of digital options that offer not only new creative opportunities but exposure and revenue as well.The article says that "besides warming to the growing artistic flexibility of the form, many writers and publishers are also sensing a market opportunity." Lots of short story collections are coming out this year, from the likes of Tom Perrotta, and others. Interesting, considering agents and editors have, over the last few decades been talking about the demise of the short story!
Short stories have their own intensity and texture, and it is very encouraging to see this turn of events. Looking forward to reading more of them.
If you want to read the full New York Times article it is here.