Wednesday, 17 February 2016

That's Life (Australia) Fiction Guidelines

That's Life is a weekly Australian magazine which carries fiction. They also have a quarterly fiction special called Fast Fiction. You can find the official guidelines for both here. These do change, for example the rules about 'rights and exclusivity' have been updated, so do check regularly.

You can also download a copy of the writer's agreement, or contract, which you'll be asked to sign if your story is accepted.

I haven't been to Australia, so I'm illustrating the post with one of their suggested themes.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks,Patsy,for keeping us up to date. I haven't had any success with That's Life but it's always useful to know the latest guidelines. I will probably give it another go in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I don't suppose anyone has a scan of this magazine, or knows how to get a copy? It would be nice to see an example, either of the weekly issue or the fiction quarterly.

Patsy said...

Anonymous, it doesn't seem easy for those outside Australia to buy copies. If you email me I can send you a scan of one of my stories, if that would help.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Thank you for keeping up-to-date with such information and making it available so easily. However, when I click on the link to get to the Australian That's Life submission guidelines I get a '404' message?

Thanks.

Patsy said...

Same here, Anonymous. There seem to be some editorial changes going on - I'll post an update if/when I find anything out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Patsy.

Renee Dunn said...

I sold 10 short stories to That's Life Fast Fiction between 2000 and 2004. They like romance and humour. Material must be suitable for a family audience--nothing too racy. Material must be upbeat--nothing sad or depressing.

Patsy said...

Thanks for the info, Renee - ad congratulations on those sales!