"It's so important that people read... We all need a bit more downtime, to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea and lose yourself in the plot."
I couldn't agree more! Except to add that the curling up can be done just as well with a fiction magazine.
Best are planning to include a coffee-break read in every issue for the summer. And maybe (I'm guessing) if the stories prove popular and they get some positive feedback, they might consider including a coffee-break tale every issue indefinitely...
Also, they announce a short story competition. First prize is £1000. You need to collect four Short Story Vouchers from the next few issues, and then complete the entry form which will be included in the September 6th issue. The winning story will be published in Best.
Other opportunities for writers of fillers include:
- Cleaning tips - could earn you £50 - on a postcard to Amaze Aggie, 33 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DQ
- Letters - £50 for star letter, £25 for all others printed - to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally - PLEASE if you are a writer of womag fiction, DO go out and buy Best this summer! We must support our own markets!