1. With thanks to Keith - please note that the US magazine New Love Stories have changed their word-count requirements. Please send stories of between 2700 and 3800 words now. Payment still $300. I've heard of several people who've sold stories to this magazine since I posted its guidelines here, so it sounds like a good market.
2. With thanks to Tom - if you have a budding young writer in the family here's another fab competition for them, supported by Michael Morpurgo, no less. Check out the details at Wicked Young Writers.
3. With thanks to Geri - note that Woman's Weekly are soon to end their Book Club slot, and as a result will require 4-part serials as well as the usual 3-parters. So if you are a serial writer, make 'em longer!
Thank you all, please continue to send me anything you think should be posted on this blog.
Oh, and I nearly forgot. August Fiction Feast contains what will probably be my last womag publication for some time. I'm making the most of it, and when the payment comes, will probably blow it all on something totally frivolous!