Someone once commented to me: "What if the short story becomes widely accepted? We will see the end of magazines as we know it." This interested me. For one, I had never even thought to compare a magazine to a short story. But once the comment was hanging in the air, I could definitely see the similarities. A magazine is essentially a collection of short stories and viewpoints interspersed by ads.
Let us imagine for a second that the golden dream of every short story author comes true: people buy just as many short stories as they do novels. Would magazines cease to exist? I honestly don't think so. There will always be new authors. The selling point for a good magazine is a large audience. That same audience is exactly the kind of thing authors need.
But I would like to discuss the point. Anyone else have any opinions about these two literary mediums?