Today I have a guest post by Sharon Boothroyd
MAGS WITH OPEN FICTION LISTS
It amazes me when writers say, 'I'm not on the closed lists, so I have limited places where I can send my work.' These mags all pay:
Ireland's Own - Max word count 2, 300 words.
UPDATE: April 2021 – I've been told they are currently closed to subs due to a backlog (But I don't think this includes the children's fiction slot).
Woman's Weekly – 800 words – take all rights
Woman/ Woman's Own - 1, 800 words – take all rights
Fresh material is also appearing in the 'Best of' WW fiction special
The People's Friend and their special - various lengths from 1,000 to 4, 000.
They also publish poetry in their mags, and both fiction and poetry in their fireside book and in their annual
UPDATE: Unpublished TPF story writers can now email their work in.
The regular YOURS – max 1, 200 words. They also publish poetry in their letters page.
They publish an annual year book and need stories and poetry for this.
The YOURS fiction special – various lengths
Allas, a Swedish magazine – max 1, 500 words
YOU in South Africa - max 1, 500 words. They have 6 month periods when they close to subs.
Woman's World USA. They have an active FB page that focuses on fiction, and the fiction ed regularly posts call- outs for what they require. I think they take all rights.
Spirit and Destiny - take all rights but they are currently closed to subs due to a backlog.
Candis magazine - (Subscription only) will consider stories from published novelists. Whether this includes self- published ones, I don't know. Not sure of the length they require but they do pay.
Best run an ongoing themed short story competition that's free to enter and the writer keeps their rights.
Prima – 800 words. They take all rights to all entries in their ongoing competition.
Amateur Gardening magazine publish poetry in their letters page and pay £20 per published poem.
Reader's Digest pay for jokes and funny stories.
Letters, daft photos and top tips in most magazines pay a fee.
I hope this list will keep writers busy! Please contact the editors for more details.