I just realized that with the publication of "The Starship Theodora" in Nova Science Fiction, I've had 67 short stories (or flashes or novellettes) published since June 2003. I only began writing for publication in the fall of 2002.
My first story was published by Jayme Blaschke at Revolution S-F in June 2003. He introduced it thusly:
"New writer Lou Antonelli isn't really a new writer at all. A longtime newspaper editor and reporter with multiple awards from Texas Press Association in editorial, column, and feature writing, Antonelli has recently turned his hand to science fiction with impressive results, as evidenced by the following story."
The story is still archived at the Revolution S-F web site: