Thursday, 6 May 2010

New wallpaper and Brenda Carter again

Well I seem to have confused everyone with this new colour scheme - sorry about that, but I was bored with the old look! Hope you like it. (If you all hate it I suppose I shall have to change it back again....)

Old Kitty left a message under the last post saying Brenda Carter's story is in last week's My Weekly. Remember Brenda? Thanks for letting me know, Kitty. I'm hoping my mum's still got last week's My Weekly - am desperate to read that story! Well done once again, Brenda.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the new look! Always like blue and green together. Just wondering...what is the little picture right at the top of the page?

Claire

fairyhedgehog said...

I like your blog design, although I usually read your blog in my google reader so I don't see it!

Old Kitty said...

Hi

I've still got the 1st May of My Weekly with Brenda Carter's story "Visions of the Past" if you'd like it and if you don't mind a well-thumbed copy! LOL!

Actually this particular My Weekly had really amazing stories in it - 5 completely different styles of stories - threw me off my research!

:-)

Take care
x

Queenie said...

I like the new look, nice and bright.

Bernadette said...

I hope Brenda realises how famous she is! Well done to her.

Lovely fresh blog format - I like!

womagwriter said...

Claire - the little picture just came with the template, no idea what it is!

Glad some of you like it. It feels nice and spring-like to me.

Sally Zigmond said...

I love the new look. It's very contemporary.

And well done, Brenda! A perfect end to a great story. Isn't that what we all need?

Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't like the new colours - it is too wishy washy for me. It doesn't go with the blog which always has such super, strong content!

Quillers said...

Must admit I'm not loving the lime green, Womag. It's a bit hard on my eyes.

happydaze said...
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happydaze said...

Have to admit I preferred the old style as so much easier to read - but the content's as brilliant as ever!

womagwriter said...

OK, I've fiddled a bit and removed the lime green link colour, and made the text a bit darker and larger. Definitely want people to still be able to read this!

fairyhedgehog said...

I liked the green! It just shows you can't please everyone.

Quillers said...

The links are much clearer now, womag! It's looking good :-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry but not too sure about new look like the more contemporary but not keen on the white background...sorry

Suzanne Jones said...

Missed the lime green version, but think this new look is great.

And oh no, also missed Brenda's story.

X

Jada said...

Enjoying your blog from down under.
Hope I'm welcome!

Don't see all the mags but these days DO see People's Friend regularly courtesy of a 'friend'!

Jada

Keith Havers said...

Change is goog but should be an ongoing process not just a single event.
At least it got everybody commenting.

Karen said...

Love the new wallpaper, and I'm looking forward to reading Brenda's story!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I apologize for jumping in here off topic (btw, Womag, really do love the new look!) but I don't know where else you all hang out.

If I want to try and sell a story in the UK previously sold to TLFF AUS where would I start? I know this has been brought up before, but it never applied to me so I guess the information didn't stick in my head.

Thank you for suggestions. I really do read the blog every day. I'm not a drive-by.

-G-

womagwriter said...

Hi G - there's no problem with selling a story in the UK that's previously been published in Australia.

Where to start, well, here of course! Click on the Guidelines links on the right, and see which magazine is best suited to your story. Submission details are on the magazine guidelines posts. Not all take emailed subs. I find TLFF seem to like the same kind of stories as My Weekly and Take A Break, if that helps.

Good luck.

Bernadette said...

Anon, you can't sell a story that's been published in Australia to Woman's Weekly as they also need first Aus and NZ rights.

I also always say on my submission if the story has been published elsewhere, just to avoid any problems. For example, Take a Break will publish them, but Norah does like to know that it's been published before.

Anonymous said...

I posted earlier but it never showed up, so here goes again.

>>I find TLFF seem to like the same kind of stories as My Weekly and Take A Break, if that helps.
<<

Thanks, Womag, this is exactly the kind of info I need. Trust me, I've looked over the guidelines dozens of times, but nothing beats experience.

>>Anon, you can't sell a story that's been published in Australia to Woman's Weekly as they also need first Aus and NZ rights.
<<

Thank you, also, Bernadette. This is the kind of thing I need to know so I don't waste anyone's time.

Because I'm in the US I'm pretty much flying blind so have to eavesdrop on all of you to hope to accomplish anything. For the life of me I cannot get into the UK markets, although TLFF seems to like me. I don't suppose anyone would pity me and take me on, make me more "British" hm? LOL

-G-

womagwriter said...

G - click on the posts labelled Magazine Swap on this blog, and check out the comments. You might be able to get some copies of UK magazines in return for some US mags, to help with your market research.

Anonymous said...

>>You might be able to get some copies of UK magazines in return for some US mags, to help with your market research.
<<

I've participated in the magazine swap a couple of times. I'm the one always wanting the pocket novels

The swap is a great idea, btw. I received a couple Australian magazines, and last summer the lovely Sue Houghton sent me some UK magazines out of the kindness of her heart, so I've at least seen a couple. I just always worry that I'm too American sounding, even though I know our two countries watch each other's TV programs.

I'll keep inundating them with my drivel until I either wear them down or they run screaming into the night. Poor things.

Btw, I think you and I shared an issue of Fast Fiction, back in spring 2009. Didn't you have a story about a couple who texted?

-G-

womagwriter said...

G - I did indeed! Delighted to have shared pages with you!