Wednesday, 17 April 2013

An Invitation and The Weekly News

You are Invited
to the blog party launch
of The Jigsaw Puzzle
Thursday, 18th April
All day on the Flights of Imagination blog

Trailer, Prize Draw, Virtual Food and Drink, and Fun!

Hope to see you there!

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive a short story acceptance from Jill Finlay at The Weekly News. Poor Jill has been struggling to read all the submissions since last year and had stopped taking any more for a couple of months. My story, The Shopping Bag, was sent in last August, so I think it's a good idea to get through the backlog before being inundated again! The story is going to be in this week's Weekly News, the issue dated 20th April.

I think Jill is opening up submissions again at the end of this month, so good luck with any stories you send in. For those who don't know this publication, it takes the form of a newspaper which you can find in most large newsagents or supermarkets and is published by Scottish favourite D.C.Thomson (of My Weekly and People's Friend fame). It usually contains two or three stories a week and they should be suitable for a mixed audience of men and women, so they're not generally straight romance stories - in fact this is a good place for twist, ghost, 'cosy' crime, and slightly more quirky stories. But, as always, it's best to read a few of the stories they publish to get the right tone.

See you tomorrow on the other blog!


Janice Horton said...

Congratulations on your latest success, Rosemary. I'll be sure to get The Weekly News if you are in it!

'See' you tomorrow at The Party - I'm really looking forward to it!

Janice xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Janice - see you tomorrow!

Wendy's Writing said...

I am still waiting to hear about two stories I sent last May and two from July, Rosemary - is that a record?

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I think it must be, Wendy!

Joanna said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I'd forgotten about the Weekly News. They published one of my stories a couple of years ago, but then I had no luck with them while Jill was away. I might have to have another go! x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Yes, you should try again, Joanna - Jill is accepting stories again from next week sometime. Good luck!

Cara Cooper said...

Thanks for the heads up on this Rosemary, I've never subbed to them, I think I looked once and they had some strange way of e-mailing which I couldn't quite hack. Anyhow, bought the paper yesterday the stories were fun and it's always nice to have a market for a bit of crime, supernatural or whatever which is a bit more out of the box than many of the other short story publications.

Janice Horton said...

Your blog is always so interesting so I've awarded you the Sunshine Award,Rosemary. Do pop over to my blog this week if you'd like to collect it.

Janice xx

Rena George said...

Thank you for the update re the Weekly News subs and congratulations for the latest success. I haven't sent anything to Jill for a year or two but your post, Rosemary, has inspired me to have another go. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Cara - you should definitely have a go!

Many thanks, Janice!

Thanks, Rena - wishing you success!