Thanks to LilyS for passing this on. New writers asking for My Weekly's writers' guidelines are being sent the following email:
Thank you for your interest in our current guidelines.
I am very sorry to disappoint you but unfortunately due to the volume of short stories currently flooding into our offices, I am, for the foreseeable future, unable to read and therefore accept unsolicited stories from authors who have not already had an acceptance from My Weekly.
If you have contributed to My Weekly in the past I thank you for your submissions, if not, I’m sorry I can’t offer you, at this time, the opportunity to have your work published with us.
The very best of luck with your writing.
Commissioning Fiction Editor.
What a shame. My Weekly, in the days when they had more staff dealing with fiction, were one of the nicest and most helpful magazines to submit to. It seems those days have gone.