Saturday, 11 June 2011

Woman magazine relaunch

No fiction in the Woman magazine relaunch. But they are on Facebook - if you go there and 'like' them you can post on their wall about what you'd like to read in the magazine... if enough people called for fiction I wonder if they'd consider it?

With thanks to Pat P for passing me this link.


Edited 12th June to add: Julie P is starting a crusade to bring back fiction in weekly magazines. Check out her facebook page and blog for details.

Also take a look at Diane's blog, which lists more magazine facebook pages where you can leave feedback about the magazine content.

Womag writers of the world unite!

16 comments:

Diane Fordham said...

I've just gone to facebook and left a comment. Thank you Pat for the link and thank you womagwriter for bringing it to the attention of your followers. We have to try! Hoping many more leave a comment for Woman magazine and contact other magazines that have dropped fiction.

Anonymous said...

I commented at facebook too. Worth a try.

Claire

Diane Fordham said...

Good one Claire, thanks. I have posted some other facebook links to magazines who have stopped publishing fiction, on my blog and hope as many people as possible can visit those links and express an interest in bringing back the short story to their mags. I've also requested links from UK writers so I can add my interest. We can do this! At the least, we have to try.

Jacki Huntley said...

Me too - gotta give it a try.

Thanks for the heads up.

Julie P said...

Thanks Womag for adding my crusade info to your blog. I think we need as many people to call for fiction to return in women's mags as we can get, whether writers or readers! If we can get enough members to join the Bring Back Fiction in Women's mags group in face book then the magazine editors might take note!

Julie xx

Diane Fordham said...

THANK YOU Womagwriter. Love the 'Womag writers of the world unite!' It's great to see how many people are joining the crusade to bring back the short story in mags. What a great bunch of people you all are xox

Pat Posner said...

A Take a Break Ofiicial has replied to comments on their Facebook Page. It's a start, anyway. Perhaps if a few go and comment on the comment?
Here's what the official replied:

Take a Break magazine - official Dear everyone,
Thank you so much for your messages.
As you’ve seen we’ve made some changes to Take a Break. We’ve kept lots of your favourite pages and introduced some new ones. In fact, there is even more inside to enjoy. We hope you agree i...t’s a brighter, fresher, more fun read.
At the moment, we are not including fiction/grumps but that doesn’t mean they are gone for good.
In the meantime we hope you continue to enjoy your Take a Break every week.
TAB x

Pat Posner said...

Hey, Woman mag has replied, too!

Woman Magazine Hi Elaine, Joanne and all you other fiction fans. Thanks for your comments. While there are no plans to reintroduce fiction to Woman at present, our Summer Special is on sale on July 1 which has a number of short stories in for you to enjoy....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the Take a Break facebook link please? Thanks

Pat Posner said...

This should get you there Anonymous

https://www.facebook.com/takeabreakmag

Geraldine Ryan said...

I do wonder if they've over bought and can afford with the new look to skip a few weeks.

What about the ones they've accepted and not yet paid for? Are they duty bound to cough up?

Diane said...

I can't get onto Julie's Facebook link, but I'm trawling the magazine Facebook pages now and asking for fiction to make a return - for what it's worth. I don't buy any of the magazines any more, other than the specials, because they're all full of the same thing. Read one, you've read them all - much cheaper.

SarahE said...

Thank you, Pat, for the facebook Take a Break page info, but it didn't work, but then nor did my password yesterday so I had to be anonymous! Grr... Could anyone kindly paste a link to the TAB facebook page for me because I really think it's important to message them re-fiction. Thank you!!

SarahE said...

Cracked it!!! Left a comment on TAB's facebook page. Hope it works!

Diane Fordham said...

GOOD NEWS! A few of the magazines have responded to the request to have short stories returned to the mags and are bringing it to the attention of their editors! Fingers crossed something good comes out of it for us writers! The more people that comment on the mags' Facebook pages, send emails etc., the more chance we have! So if you haven't already..PLEASE DO! Thank you x

Geraldine Ryan said...

Diane, this is excellent! Do you have a link to these?