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Friday, 1 November 2019

Karen Byrom is leaving My Weekly

Another fiction editor will shortly be retiring from a D C Thomson magazine. In addition to Shirley Blair leaving The People's Friend (as reported in my last post) Karen Byrom is to leave her position as fiction editor at My Weekly. These two things happening close together are just a coincidence.

Karen's message for readers of this Womagwriter blog is ...

"After nearly 40 years of working at DC Thomson, I have decided to retire as fiction editor of My Weekly. I'll really miss working on the magazine, but I'm  looking forward to the next exciting phase of my life. I shall especially miss regular contact with all the lovely writers I've had the fortune to work with over the last few years - I couldn't have done my job so well without all your great contributions. I may not have been able to buy them all, but I've read and appreciated every single one.

I won't completely disappear from the radar, as I'll still be writing short stories and my Wadhams series. So I'll be dropping in on Womag regularly (if you'll have me) and am looking forward to hearing and contributing to the news and views from your side of the fence.


Fiction will continue to be a key feature of My Weekly - they're already actively recruiting for a new fiction editor. But I'll be around for the next two months, so do drop me a line anytime."


Thank you, Karen and best wishes for the future. I will, of course, be delighted to see you on the blog any time.

10 comments:

Sharon boothroyd said...

I will really sad to see Karen leave.
She's been an absolutely brilliant fiction ed.
The very best of luck for the future Karen, the warmest of wishes and I'm sure you will go on to enjoy a happy and full retirement!

Karen Byrom said...

Thank you, Sharon, that’s so kind.

Jo Styles said...

Will miss you Karen.

Especially want to thank you for all your feedback over the years.

On the plus side after you retire you can join Womag Writers and Company on Facebook!

xx

Karen Byrom said...

Thank you, J

Karen Byrom said...

Thank you, Jo. I’m really looking forward to writing more stories. Inspired by you all, I may even start that novel!

carrie said...

Really going to miss you, Karen. And thank you for all your encouraging support and feedback. I'm sure you've got lots of exciting plans ahead, so wishing you all the best for the future :)

Anonymous said...

It's been great working with you, Karen. You've given me some lovely comments on stories you've accepted, along with some great layouts and illustrations. I'll miss you but wish you all the very best, and plenty of sunshine ahead! Many good wishes Kate Hogan.

New girl on the block said...

I'm just wondering if My Weekly might open up to new writers again at some point. What do you think the chances of that might be? Thanks.

Celia said...

Twenty years later ... it's goodbye Karen and thank you for everything. You'll be missed and we'd love to see you around here again. Good luck and enjoy the 'next phase' whatever that may be.

Susan Jones said...

Sorry to see you leave but glad you’ll be around for a while. Thanks for accepting my first short story. Look forward to reading more Waddams stories xx