Trying to gather some of my short stories, flash fiction, and (ugh) poems in some kind of collection I can self-pub. Not sure of the best order. I think I have about 10 short stories ±1 that are worth collecting, plus maybe 4 bits of flash fiction and at most 2 poems.
That seems like enough, but I don't know how to group them. Interspersed? Sorted by type? Sorted by genre or general level of darkness?
I have so far only got one thing being published in a collection, and I haven't seen how that's being done yet.
I'm not completely sure it's possible to get it wrong, other than by including works so bad that they ruin the whole thing. The only intuition I have is that the first and last stories should be newer and, where possible, better than the material in the middle. Which should be true if I'm getting better at #writing at all.