Writing short stories requires a special skill set. It is a different discipline to writing a novel or an article, for example. This is why short story writers need to approach their promotions and marketing campaigns differently as well.
This article from the Huffington Post provides six essential tips that will help make your short stories stand out from the crowd. One of the most important is that you consider self-publishing.
Read on for more tips and ideas essential to every short story writer. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/publishing-tips-short-story_n_1755566.html