Sunday, 6 November 2011

Writing women's fiction podcast

Ian from National Short Story Week offered a podcast on writing women's fiction for this blog. Well, I almost bit his hand off in accepting it!

He says: It is one of three online radio specials of broadcaster Sue Cook's programme for writers, "The Write Lines". The Women's Fiction programme is a panel discussion with Rowan Coleman, Sophie King and Sue Moorcroft and is packed with tips, insights and suggestions.

The other programmes are on British Short Stories and Children's Fiction. You can listen to all of them here or click below for the Women's Fiction one.




If you enjoy listening to fiction can I also recommend the Women Aloud CD of short stories - buy it here and see a review of it by Helen Hunt here.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Fantastic! I always think I must have heard enough advice when it comes to writing, but can never resist a bit more :o)

Dolores Doolittle said...

Thank you loads, Womag - really useful & encouraging

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for the links - will definitely listen when I get a moment (probably with my lunch)!

Antonia said...

I love listening to professionals. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi All - just enjoyed listening to the Write Lines and thought I'd ask a question of all you wise Womagwriters out there. While I wouldn't submit a story to more than one magazine at a time in the UK is it ok to submit the same story here and abroad at the same time or is really bad practise to do so? Thanks

Kath

Anonymous said...

PS - should I have said 'Practice'? Ta. Kath

Bernadette said...

Hi Kath/Anon

It depends on which combination you're thinking of. For example, Woman's Weekly is also published in Australia, so sending the mags to Aus and WW at the same time is dodgy - if either accept you will have to withdraw from the other.

TaB like to know if the story has been published before at least at the time of acceptance. So submitting to TaB and overseas at the same time, given the differences in delays until accpetance and then publication, could also risk upsetting Norah (which we of course would not want to do!)

Countries which publish in foreign languages are less likely to be a problem, and other UK mags may not mind either, but I tend to stick to one sub at a time, unless I am certain there is no potential conflict.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bernadette. Your advice is much appreciated. although I thought that it was WomEn's Weekly that was published in Australia as opposed to WomAn's Weekly which is published in the UK. I'm also under the impression - through comments on this blog - that Australian WomEn's Weekly have ceased to accept fiction submissions. I may be in the dark about a lot of things! Thanks for getting back to me. All good wishes

Kath

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bernadette. Your advice is much appreciated, although I thought that it was WomEn's Weekly that was published in Australia as opposed to WomAn's Weekly which is published in the UK. I'm also under the impression - through comments on this blog - that Australian WomEn's Weekly have ceased to accept fiction submissions. I may be in the dark about a lot of things! Thanks for getting back to me. All good wishes

Kath

Bernadette said...

The UK Woman's Weekly is also published in Australia and New Zealand. When WW buy stories from you they therefore buy first British, Aus and NZ rights, not just British rights.

Australian Women's Weekly is a completely separate mag that is published in Australia. I also think they don't accept fiction any more, but I may be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bernadette. I really was unaware of that fact. I'll be more careful of where I send things to now! Ta.

Best wishes Kath