Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Some Short Story Markets

Please note, I've added another one below (on Thursday), if you've looked already!

Since there is much talk at the moment amongst blogging colleagues about the loss of more fiction in some women’s magazines, I thought the following selection of markets might be of interest. They are a mixture of submissions and regular competitions.

Bon Marche
One short story of around 650 words. You need the coupon from the magazine (which is in Bon Marche shops)

Dark Tales
Horror and dark fantasy. Quarterly competitions.

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Famous US Crime Fiction Magazine – all kinds of crime; new writers welcome.

US journal. Good quality short stories. Free submissions and competitions.

High quality literary fiction

Short Stories with an undercurrent. Also regular competitions (one on Devon just now)

Quarterly New Writing section - often themed (women only)

Planet Magazine
Welsh journal; takes unsolicited short stories.

The Yellow Room
Literary journal. Regular short story competitions

Writing Magazine/Writers’ News
Monthly themed competitions in both magazines; subscribers only in the Writers’ News section.

Writers’ Forum
Excellent monthly short story competition, especially for stories that are a little different. First, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Critique optional. Head judge is Sue Moorcroft.

Over 50s magazine with one short story. No stereotypes.

UK magazines still taking short stories (at the moment) are: Woman's Weekly (and Fiction Special) , People's Friend, My Weekly (if published there before), The Weekly News, Take a Break Fiction Feast. Hope I haven't missed any.



Karen said...

That's really useful, thank you :o)

Lindsay Townsend said...

Super list, Rosemary! Thanks so much! Really useful.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Karen - you're welcome!

Hi Lindsay - thanks for visiting! Glad you found it useful. And thanks for retweeting it!

Diane Fordham said...

Thanks for that Rosemary :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Diane - you're welcome!

K.C. Woolf said...

One to bookmark. Thanks! :-)

Joanna said...

Many thanks, Rosemary. There's some there that I shall definitely look into!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi K.C. - thanks for visiting (and tweeting!).

Hi Joanna - You're welcome. I'm sure you'll be able to make use of most of those (if you haven't already!).

CarolB said...

Thanks Rosemary, there are a few there I haven't heard of, so will look into them.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Carol - thanks for laving a comment. Hope you find something useful!

Jo said...

Thanks for mentioning The Yellow Room, Rosemary. Some additional markets for me to consider. Better go and write something!

Vikki said...

Thanks for useful info! x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

from womagwriter. Can't seem to sign in to post on some blogs.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Jo - thanks for commenting! Hope you find some of them useful.

Hello Vikki - glad you had a look!

Hi Kath - thanks for coming over. At least these might give some short story writers somewhere else to try at the moment!

C.E. Hart said...

Fabulous list, Rosemary. :)

Thank you for your kind comment on my guest blog @ Lindsay's Ramblings.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi C.E. - thank you for visiting. Nice to see you here!

Debs Carr said...

Thanks for this list. I hadn't come across some of these before.

Talli Roland said...

Thank you for the tips, Rosemary! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a great list Rosemary. So much writing to do, so much time spent on the internet! Thanks.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Debs - hope some are useful!

Hi Talli - thank you! You too.

Hi Suzy - good luck with trying some of them!