Thursday 20 August 2015

Update from Jill Finlay

Jill has posted an update to her last post in the comments. I'm copying it here too, so no one misses it.

Hello again!  A few of you have mentioned the word count and the fact I'd said 1200-1500 instead of the flat 1200.
Yes, it was the case for a long time that the uppermost word limit would be 1200, but I realised that stories closer to 1500 were perfectly all right for the space, too, so I didn't want to restrict it to a rigid 1200 anymore.
For the supplement - and there will be another one! - we have space for a story of 2000 words, which gives a lot more scope. When I know the date of the next supplement, I'll let everyone know and anyone wishing to submit a longer story for consideration can do it then.
Thanks again for all your feedback and questions - it's been great to hear from you all. If you have any other queries, please get in touch and I'll do my best to answer them.
The guidelines will be posted on the Facebook page in the near future - huge thanks for all our new likes.


Susan Wright said...

Thanks so much for the explanation, Jill, and thanks, Patsy, for posting this so everybody can it.
The stories I write for the Weekly News nearly always come out at 1200 words for some reason, but I might try something a bit longer now.

Teresa Ashby said...

Thank you for this, Jill and Patsy. It's good to hear there'll be another fiction supplement xx

Dolores Doolittle said...

Can I add thanks too, Jill and Patsy, for keeping us so well-informed!

joanne fox said...

Thanks for clarifying that. I look forward to the fiction supplement.

Kitty said...

Thanks, Jill and Patsy.

Guernsey Girl said...

My father was a freelance journalist who wrote 'filler' paragraphs for the Weekly News in the 1950s and early sixties. This post brought all the memories back. Perhaps I should try to get a story published in the magazine in his memory?

Patsy said...

That sounds a lovely idea, Guernsey Girl.