Markets For Writers

The Oldie

This British print magazine is, as the name suggests, for the older(ish) ones amongst you. The magazine has several filler slots open to writers:

‘Memory Lane’ wants to know what you were doing 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80 years ago and pays £50 for your memories of yesteryear. One reader wrote about his being employed in the Ministry of Defence 60 years ago and another about arriving in London from India 50 years ago with only £7 in his pocket to last him two years.

The Oldie’s ‘Rant’ slot is a popular one and features a gripe of around 300 words in each issue. Subjects have covered government grievances, our carbon footprint and stores and their powers of deception amongst many others. No mention of payment is made for this slot.

There are also opportunities for longer pieces to be published. They accept unsolicited articles of between 600-1300 words on any subject.

Study of the magazine is recommended first to get a feel for what they’re looking for. They have a particularly good website, with lots of information, including submission guidelines:

The Oldie prefers to receive submissions by e-mail. Send your ‘Memory Lane’ piece to: and your rants and articles to Submissions should be sent as word documents with the particular slot mentioned in the subject line. Within the document, add all your contact details. If you are unable to send via e-mail, you can post your work to:

Memory Lane

The Old Un’s Diary

The Oldie

65 Newman Street




Rant (obviously leave blank if you’re sending an article)

Jeremy Lewis

Features Editor

The Oldie

65 Newman Street





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8 Responses to Markets For Writers

  1. Great post. I don’t think the cat is reading the magazine, but whatever he’s studying certainly has him gripped

  2. acuriousgal says:

    Great info, Esther!! Love the studious cat👍👍

  3. What a clever cat, able to read upside down! Thaks for the tips Esther! 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing these markets! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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