Thursday, 24 March 2016

Request from TAB editors.

Margaret Nicholls, editor at Take A Break's Fiction Feast, would like me to 'ask authors to prioritise 1 and 2-page stories over longer as she is keen to get a good stock of the shorter ones.' (These are 700 and 1,200 words)

Norah McGrath, the fiction editor, tells me, 'I get soooooo many at 2,000' and ' I think my need for 1 and 2-pagers is now constant' so she's going to amend the guidelines to reflect this.

These shorter stories are to be posted in the normal way.

(For guidelines for each magazine, click on it's name directly under any post where it's mentioned, or scroll down a little and find it in the 'Magazine guidelines - quick links' on the left.)

17 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That's good to know - thanks, Patsy. I might actually do something about it again!

suzy doodling said...

Thanks for the information, Patsy.

Sue Barnard said...

Thanks Patsy. Where can we find the guidelines?

Patsy said...

@ Sue - if you click on TAB just under the post, or in 'magazine guidelines quick links' on the left hand side, they should come up.

traceyswritingblog said...

Thanks for the update, Patsy. Shame I've just edited a 2000-worder!

Sue Barnard said...

Thanks Patsy! Will do!

Sue Blackburn said...

Thanks so much for that Patsy x

Maggie May said...

I will have another go as I prefer the shorter stories. Thanks.

Lolli said...

Thanks, Patsy.

wannabe a writer said...

Hi Patsy

After posting this, in a few week's time TAB will be saying no more shorter stories! as they will be inundated with them!

Linda

Jan Baynham said...

Thanks for the info., Patsy.

Carolb said...

Thanks, Patsy. It's good to know what the latest requirements are, and shows that there is a market for shorter length stories still.

ados said...

Thanks, Patsy. Shall get something off to them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Patsy. I'll have to start sending some shorter ones. For some reason I keep writing and sending much longer stories than I normally send. I'll have to get back into the habit of writing much shorter fiction. Good wishes Kate hogan

Debbie Clarke said...

I have a short story but its to long for this magazine. Are there any magazines that would accept 12000 words. My story is a tale with a twist, but unfortunately to long.

Debbie Clarke said...

I have a short story but its to long for this magazine. Are there any magazines that would accept 12000 words. My story is a tale with a twist, but unfortunately to long.

Geraldine Ryan said...

Such a drag to have to post them though. And all that nonsense with SAEs. We don't need our stories back if they aren't accepted if we have them on our computers.