Thursday, 22 October 2009

The Weekly News - Jill's maternity leave

The fiction editor of The Weekly News, Jill Finlay, is off on maternity leave next month. While she's away, Billy Higgins will step in as fiction editor. So email subs to him instead of Jill at whiggins@dcthomson.co.uk for the next six months.

Good luck to Jill for the birth of her baby!

13 comments:

Antonia said...

Good old Billy! I might just send something to him.

Tam said...

Thanks for this, Womag and best of luck to Jill!

Julie P said...

Thanks for the info, Womag. And good luck, Jill!

It will be interested to see the kind of stories Billy favours in the coming months.

Julie xx

Carolina Moon said...

Hey Womag Writer
Having just got back from foreign parts and read your reply to my August Post "Who are you?" I've dug out my September Fiction Feast and reread "Mum on the Edge." Even better when you "virtually" know the author. Well done!
I've now been writing for about two years (articles and fillers) with some success. However having submitted my first short story in August (to FF), I'm just waiting for my first rejection!
Your Blog is not only a great read, but is so helpful to people like me... At least now I wont feel quite so bad when my rejected manuscript is returned. Thanks for that.

Kath said...

All the best to Jill.

Kate Collings said...

Good luck Jill. Motherhood is a wonderful thing, it just goes too quickly in the eary stages.

Thanks Womag for your great blog. Am getting alot from reading it.

Please take a look at my blog and would appreciate any of you becoming followers. The more the merrier (and a chance to impress a big publication!!!).

www.katecollings.blogspot.com

Kind regards, and best wishes to all.
xx

opal said...

Thanks for the info on Jill. I wonder what sort of stories Billy H likes. Jill has taken four of mine, but I don't hold out much hope for the forseeable furture. Oh Dear!. However,all the very best to Jill
Opal

Anonymous said...

Well I like Bill better because he just accepted one of my stories lol and YAY!

ajtmc said...

That was my comment before. Good Old Bill.

Ali W said...

I recently had a story published in the Weekly News (my first published story!). I sent another in at the beginning of March and Billy said he would come back to me in April.

One aspect of the plot is about a forthcoming election and so is quite topical at the moment. I'm wondering if I should drop a line to Billy to mention this as it would be a shame if he liked the story but couldn't use it because the actual election had passed and it had become outdated. However I don't want to seem pushy - perhaps I should leave it to its fate...

Does anyone have any advice?

womagwriter said...

Well done on your publication!

Personally I wouldn't email Billy to hurry up and look at the other story. If he likes it enough he'll take it whether or not the election has passed. Good luck!

Ali W said...

Thanks for your advice (which I took). The good news is that I've had a yes from Billy and it might be published before the real election...

One more question if I may (being new to all this). I have spotted a typo in the story ('investing' instead of 'investigating') - should I mention this or assume that they'll spot and correct it?

womagwriter said...

Hi Ali, well done on the sale, that's brilliant news! Re the typo, again personally I wouldn't point it out. They will edit your story, sometimes TWN change stories quite a bit. So with luck they will spot it.
You do need to be careful to make sure there are no typos in your subs - often reading it aloud before sending it can help to spot mistakes.