Wednesday, 29 September 2021

A new womag market!

I've ben asked to post the following, and as I was sure some of my blog readers would be interested, I was happy to agree.

A new women’s weekly, SevenDays, is launching next month. The magazine is aimed at mid-market readers aged 45+ and includes puzzle content, fiction, craft projects and heath & wellbeing features. We are currently looking for fiction contributors. Short stories of 500 – 1200 words, not previously published, first rights only, author retains all other rights. We are offering £75 per story and welcome uplifting, quirky, humorous, nature-inspired and thought-provoking reads. Family, friendship and nature are significant themes. Romance, historical, comedy, mystery and thrillers are all invited genres. Serials will be accepted at the same rate. To submit work for consideration, please email s.kielty@keesing.co.uk. 

Was I right? Are you interested in new markets?

39 comments:

ados123 said...

Brilliant - many thanks for sharing Patsy. I'll definitely give them a go...
Alyson

Charlie said...

Fantastic - defo will give them a try! Thanku Patsy.

Niddy said...

Fantastic news will certainly give them a go.

Jenny Worstall said...

Thanks Patsy! Looks like a great opportunity!

Carolb said...

Thanks Patsy. This is good news for short story writers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Patsy. Good to have another market to sub to. Will definitely give them a go.

Michael D

ChrisC said...

Thanks Patsy! That's great news. Some good news for us writers!!

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing, Patsy. Great news!

Marian said...

How exciting! I definitely want to submit to them. Thanks so much for posting this, Patsy.

Elizabeth McGinty said...

Thanks for posting this exciting news Patsy!

Fay Knowles said...

Thanks, Patsy! This is great!

Bubble said...

OMG. This is fabulous.
They'll be inundated!

S

Sheelagh said...

That is brilliant news Patsy, thanks for sharing

Maggie Cobbett said...

I've just tried to submit a story and had a message to say that the email address given is not recognised. Any ideas, anyone? I copied and pasted s.kielty@keesing.co.uk from the blog.

Meg S. said...

Thank you Patsy, that's such good news.

Ginny Swart said...

The address on the blog ends with a full stop.If you remove that Im sure it will work..here's hoping!
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Sharon boothroyd said...

Great news! Many thanks for passing this on.
I expect the ed will be flooded with work!

Maggie Cobbett said...

Thank you, Ginny. I took your advice and it worked like a charm. Feeling rather foolish now!

Marguerite said...

Brilliant news - thank you, Patsy - yes, likely inundated!

Wendy said...

Oooh, lovely. Thanks for sharing this, Patsy.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news. Thank you for sharing Patsy Sharon H.

New girl on the block said...

Agree with all the comments above. This is such good news for us all. Thank you for passing the information on.

goinghome said...

The arrival of new women'a magazine Seven Days and its call for submissions, is welcome news. Thanks, Patsy!

Jackie Sayle said...

Wonderful news! Thanks for passing it on, Patsy.

Eirin Thompson said...

Great to hear of a new magazine launch - I hope it thrives. Thanks for sharing the good news, Patsy.

Kate Blackadder said...

You bring tidings of great joy, Patsy! Thank you! All the best to everyone with their submissions.

Linda D said...

Good news indeed! Thanks, Patsy, will definitely be looking into this.

Lindsay said...

How nice to hear positive news in this market. Hope there are plenty of acceptances for this group.

Liz said...

Well, this is good news, isn't it? I really hope this new mag thrives. Good luck to everyone submitting.

Julia said...

Oooohhh!

Juilia said...

Then just had a reality check and thought I'd try and find out the publisher... can't find any answers online. Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing they're a company branching out into wider markets than puzzle books see this link - https://www.keesing.com.
Let's hope they do well. All good wishes Kate Hogan

Patsy said...

Thanks for all the comments! I was so pleased to be able to bring you some good news for a change.

Good luck to all those who submit to this market – and do consider buying an issue or two, to help keep this new market going.

@ Kate – Yes, that's them.

Cathy Cade said...

Thanks, Patsy, for the heads-up.
I've just had a 500(ish)-word piece accepted.
Quick turnaround - I'm over the proverbial moon :)

Sheelagh said...

Well done Cathy, love hearing good news

Unknown said...

A new womag - wow, did not expect that news. Thanks.

Stefania said...

Thank you, Patsy, for sharing this, and congratulations to those of you who had acceptances!
How did you address your email? Ms Kielty? Mr Kielty?
Thank you

Patsy said...

@ Cathy – oh, well done!

@ Stefania – I used her name, which is Siobhan.

Stefania said...

Thank you, Patsy!