My Writing Week

A New Term

It’s the first day of the school term and so I’ve had the house to myself once more and plenty of opportunity to start the big catch up. I’m concentrating on the tutoring work first as that has priority, though somehow I’ve managed to more or less stay on top of things during the holidays. The house is very quiet – too quiet. The moggies clearly disagree and have spent the day snoozing, snuggled up beside me as I work.

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Market of the week

My market for you this week is ‘The People’s Friend’. This long-running magazine is primarily known for its short stories, which are character-driven, traditional, feel-good tales. The fiction team are hugely encouraging and often offer advice if you’re close to being accepted.

The magazine also publishes features and poetry.

They have recently given their website an overhaul and there’s a great ”Guidelines for Writers’ page, where you can download their guidelines for short stories, features and poetry. Click on the following link and it’ll take you to the right page:

http://www.thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/Peoples-Friend-Submissions

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