Questions and contact

Updated 18/10/17

I'd welcome your help in keeping this blog lively, useful and up-to-date with the world of womag fiction - and non-fiction. Please send me any news directly related to women's magazine market. I'll credit anyone who sends anything I 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 or have a thought or question my other blog readers might be interested in, I'll probably be happy to host a guest post. Short guest posts about article and filler writing, or providing writing prompts are also welcome.

Feel free to ask womag related questions (as comments to blog 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 in question, or on the monthly 'Your Go' post) 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!

Although I'm happy to use guest posts by those who read and comment on this blog, the posts, unless on a subject mentioned above, must all relate to writing for women's magazines - not writing in general, not women's issues, not women's fiction but writing for women's magazine.

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'd 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. Please also supply any relevent links.

Please note I do not work directly for any magazine mentioned on this blog. I do not accept short stories and do not offer feedback on your work.

I sometimes give talks to writing groups, or run workshops.

You can contact me at patsycollins53 (at)

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Chris said...

Has anyone had a recent acceptance from You Magazine in S. Africa? I've been submitting there for several years, with maybe twenty stories published with them, and always been paid by BACS with no problem. But my most recent acceptance yesterday came with a request for a scan of my passport (the page with the ID number and photo) for the bank, who apparently now require proof of identity of overseas writers before issuing any funds. With identity theft such an issue now, my concern is that providing a scan of my passport details might not be such a good idea.

Has anyone gone ahead and sent the scan? If so, were there any problems?

Be good to know how others got on.

Anonymous said...

Hello, i read and review books does anyone know if there's any magazines that i could write an article in? I already do facebook, goodreads and amazon. Xx