Monday, 15 February 2016

Woman's World Fiction Guidelines

Romance guidelines: We buy contemporary romances of 800 words. Stories must revolve around a compelling, true-to-life relationship dilemma; may feature either a female or male protagonist; and may be written in either the first or third person. Characters may be married, single, divorced or widowed; should be down-to-earth (no yuppies or jet-setters); and their dilemma should be poignantly or humorously conveyed. Please think carefully about a story's setting, mood and plot, and tell the story with interesting action and dialogue. (Every sentence, paragraph, and scene of the story should deliver more information about your characters and their situation and/or briskly advance the storyline). 

We are not interested in stories involving life-or-death matters, nor are we interested in fluffy, flyaway-style romance. When we say romance, what we really mean is relationship--whether it's just beginning or is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The emphasis in our stories is on real life-which is why we do not buy science fiction, fantasy or historical romance.

We pay $800 per romance and retain First North American Serial Rights for six months after publication.

Get to know us: Please familiarize yourself thoroughly with our romances and mini mysteries before submitting your work.


ADDITIONAL NOTES!

Manuscripts should be double-spaced in legible size type.

Where to send manuscripts: Fiction@WomansWorldMag.com to Patricia Gaddis' attention   


Woman's World does not send rejection notices. If you have not heard from them in four months, assume your story has been rejected.

A lady called Kate Willoughby runs a blog Writing for Woman's World Magazinewhich you might well find useful for research purposes. You can also order subscriptions and back issues through the magazine's website.

Update - Kate says "I just wanted to state for the record that neither my blog nor I am officially affiliated with or sanctioned by Woman's World magazine. I'm just a freelance writer who does this on her own. :)"

Woman's World is an American magazine. I haven't been to America so instead, the photo is of a woman with her world! 

8 comments:

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks for these.

Julie Lees said...

Patsy, you're last sentence is so sweet. A fitting post-Valentine's Day tribute!

Margaret Skipworth said...

Thanks for these guidelines, Patsy. It's good to know they're now accepting email submissions.
Love the photo and your comment! Awww...

Jan Baynham said...

Thanks for the information, Patsy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks,Patsy. You do make me smile. lovely photo.

Good wishes Kate Hogan

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for this, Patsy - I used to read Kate's posts but haven't for a while.

Kate Willoughby said...

Hi! I just wanted to state for the record that neither my blog nor I am officially affiliated with or sanctioned by Woman's World magazine. I'm just a freelance writer who does this on her own. :)

Pepper said...

Well, your commentary and especially your blog critiques are MOST helpful. Appreciate you!