Questions and contact

Updated July 2022

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I'd welcome your help in keeping this blog lively, useful and up-to-date with the world of womag fiction, free to enter writing competitions – and other writing subjects. I'll credit anyone who sends any news or information I can use.  Don't forget to include a link to your own blog, fb page etc if you'd like that shown.

I also want to hear your own news - if you've sold your first story, won a competition, have useful advice or interesting writing related experience to share, or have a thought or question my other blog readers might be interested in, I'll probably be happy to host a guest post. 

Feel free to ask writing related questions (as comments to blog posts or in guest posts, please - not via email or Facebook. I get lots of questions that way, often asking similar things, so would much prefer to answer them on the blog where others will also see my response. You can do this either as a comment on any posting about the magazine or subject in question, or on the monthly 'Over to You' posts. These can be done anonymously if you prefer.) Although I don't guarantee I'll be able to answer every questions, I'll try to help.  This book is a great source of writing advice which I strongly recommend – and I'm hardly biased at all!

If you'd like to do a guest post, please email me first (mainly to check I don't already have something on a similar topic scheduled). When you submit the post, I'll require the text either in the body of the email or as an attached .doc or .ODT and for images to be as attached JPEGS (not imbedded in the text). Please also supply any relevant links.

Want me to promote your book? I don't do adverts (unless it's for my stuff!) but I'm happy for those people who write guest posts to include book information and sales links. I'm much more likely to accept this type of post if you're my friend and/or a regular commenter on this blog.

Please note I do not work directly for any magazine, organisation or publisher mentioned on this blog. I do not accept submissions and do not offer feedback on your work.

After you've read the section in purple above, you can contact me at patsycollins53 (at) but please read the section in purple first and please don't ask me for information which is already available in this blog. Here's how you can search for information.

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