There aren't many publishers keen to produce short story anthologies. Sure, if Stephen King chose to release one, his publisher would most likely rush to the printers. Sending your tale to literary publications is your best option. There are a plethora of them available. You just have to find the right one for your story.
The most common form of publication for short stories is an anthology. These publications tend to be more popular among readers than novels, because they're usually written by several different authors and contain stories from all over the world. Some examples of famous anthology books include The Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Oxford Book of American Short Stories.
Short story magazines are also popular. While some magazines focus solely on short stories, others include other forms of literature in their issues as well. Examples of such magazines include The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Short story podcasts are also growing in popularity. A podcast is a series of spoken audio files that are released weekly or monthly. Many people use them instead of listening to radio shows because there's no music or advertising between songs/interviews.
Short stories can be published in books. These are usually collections of short stories by one author. They're like mini-novels that often deal with similar themes and characters throughout their pages. For example, Charles Dickens had several books published over time that were all called "Christmas Books".
Getting your short story published is sometimes more challenging than writing it. Despite the fact that thousands of literary publications accept short stories for publication, you have less than a 10% chance of having your work published every time you submit it. The other 90% of the time, your story will be rejected. However, this doesn't mean that you should give up on your dream of seeing your work in print.
The first thing you need to understand about getting your short story published is that there are two different types of publishing: commercial and non-commercial. Commercial publishers seek out new writers and will usually pay you for your work. Non-commercial publishers include educational institutions, magazines that focus on specific topics, and online platforms such as Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing program. Most people start with non-profit organizations because they are looking to share their work with others who would not otherwise see it. As you can see, there are many ways to go about getting your short story published. Which route you take depends on what kind of publication you are trying to get into and your own personal goals for your writing career.
If you are just starting out as a writer and don't have any money or connections, then you will probably want to look into getting your work published by a non-profit organization. These can be schools, universities, museums, research labs, etc.
In today's market, short story collections are extremely tough to sell. If you are eventually represented by an agency for a book, he or she may consider publishing a collection of your short stories because your name is already well-known. Think about self-publishing. There are many web sites that will help you format your own book. You can use online tools such as Word Prep, which allows you to create professional-looking books from your computer.
The first thing you need to decide is whether you want to publish a trade edition or a limited edition. A trade edition is sold in stores and can only be purchased by one person. A limited edition is given out only to those who qualify (for example, people who have donated money to your cause).
Now that you know what type of edition you're looking at selling, you need to figure out how much stock you will need. The more copies you order, the less expensive it will be. You also need to take into account shipping when calculating your needs. Are all the stories connected? If so, then you should include a map or some other form of locator value to help readers find each story.
Finally, you'll need to come up with a way to promote your book.