Friday, 11 November 2016

Change at YOU magazine

There's been a slight change in the the way the YOU magazine editor responds to story submissions. She may send an acceptance or rejection as before, or she may ask to "hang onto it for possible use in future".

I had one of those requests a few weeks ago and wondered if it was a one off, so didn't mention it then. I've since had another, have heard of it happening to other people, and one of mine she was hanging on to has now been accepted. 


This seems a good system to me. A straightforward rejection is clearly not suitable at all, whereas one which is retained must be pretty much along the right lines. That information might well help us submit stories which are more suitable for this market.


What do you think? Is this an improvement on just yes or no?

8 comments:

  1. I've only had one sale to You but I'm definitely a fan of how they work - if a story isn't suitable they're pretty quick off the mark to let you know. Nothing worse than waiting around for a rejection!

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  2. Yes, I agree with Shane. Definitely a fan! The Fiction Editor is brilliant to work with!

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  3. Doesn't You magazine insist on retaining all rights to a story? Am I right on this? Not sure I'd be happy with that.

    Anonymous321

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  4. Not had a sale yet, but pleased with Lynn's response - straight and quick rejections, or requests to hold. Good wishes Kate Hogan

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  5. @Shane, Janice and Kate - it is great to get an acknowledgement and then a speedy response, I agree.

    @Anonymous321 - I'm not happy about giving up all rights either. This publication doesn't require that. Maybe you're thinking of YOURS?

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  6. Patsy, you're absolutely right - I think I was confusing YOU and YOURS. Thanks for the clarification. I stand corrected!

    Anonymous321

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  7. Forgot to say well done on the sale, Patsy so, 'Well Done! Good wishes Kate Hogan

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  8. Thanks, Kate - and glad to have helped Anon321

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