Tuesday, 25 August 2020


Womag News

Lynn Ely is leaving as fiction editor of South African magazine YOU, at the end of this month.  I wish her well for the future, as I'm sure does everyone who has submitted to this market.

Lynn has built up a good stock of stories and scheduled them until the New Year. If yours are among them, you will have been contacted by now. Submissions are temporarily closed, but will reopen once the current stock of stories have been published.

If you submit to The People's Friend, you might want to take a look at Fiction editor Lucy Crichton's blog post, where she answers questions writers have been asking.

From the last monthly 'over to you' post – Free to enter writing competitions

Erewash Writers have a three free short story and poetry competitions running, with small cash prizes.

The latest Insecure Writer's Support Group anthology contest is open for submissions until 2nd September. This time they're looking for science fiction stories of 4,500 to 6,000 words.

If you'd like to join the Insecure Writer's Support Group, you can do that here. It's free and offers support to insecure writers in various ways, including a monthly blog hop, Facebook group, competitions and website. You can join in as much or as little as you wish.


carrie said...

Such sad news with Lynn leaving YOU. I'll miss her.
Interesting update re The People's Friend - and the competitions which I will look at. Thanks for sharing, Patsy.

Marguerite said...

The Erewash competition looks good - 2021 some of them - would love to leave 2020 NOW! The People's Friend writing prompts will (would?) be a rich source of material for my writing group - I have only recently discovered them properly - if our little group ever meet again :( No, we don't zoom ;)