Friday, 13 January 2017

My Weekly pocket novels - updated guidelines.

My Weekly have produced clearer, more detailed guidelines for their pocket novels - and they're accepting new (to them) genres too!


(If you click on the image, you should get a larger version which is easier to read.)

14 comments:

  1. I thought this was Tosh's Blog! Anyway, same comment applies - thank you for the update ... I'm horrified at how little they pay for 55,000 words!

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  2. Hi, Celia,

    You were right – I am running this blog now.

    It is n't a lot of money, I agree. I assume that's not people's only reason for writing these books.

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  3. Are they still only accepting from authors they've already dealt with; both for pocket novels and short stories?

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  4. John, for short stories that's still the case, but anyone may submit a pocket novel. Anyone who has a pocket novel accepted will then also be able to submit short stories if they wish.

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  5. Thanks for clarifying that, Patsy

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  6. Thanks for the update, Patsy - it's still not a bad one-off payment considering how long it takes to make that much in royalties sometimes! Although I suppose an e-book has the chance to keep earning the author money. As you say, depends on reason for submitting to them.

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  7. @ Rosemary - I agree that when deciding on whether or not to submit one of these authors should consider what they might make from publishing a paperback themselves or with another company.

    I believe writers can bring out their own e-version and also self publish the paperback later, but of course everyone should check all the terms and conditions carefully, before agreeing to any contract.

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  8. Thank for the information Patsy, I shall pass it forward.

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  9. Add ALCS on top of this (up to £1000 as a PN is listed as an article) Large Print - send to Ulverscroft and then PLR from the large print when it is published and one Pocket novel can earn quite nicely. You are still free to SP afterwards.

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  10. @Elaine - I realised authors could claim ALCS but had no idea it could be so much. That does make writing pocket novels seem more attractive.

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  11. Excuse my ignorance but what does ALCS stand for?

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  13. Sorry, John - I forgot to answer your question. Take a look here - it explains all you need to know. https://womagwriter.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/guest-post-by-womagwriter-carol-bevitt.html

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