Advantages Good advice
Disadvantages Personally feel they favour subscribers, over non subscribers
|Quality of journalism|
|Quality of features|
|Price||3.60 per issue.|
|Value for money||Good|
|Quantity of advertising||High|
The magazine itself has a glossy feel. It comes out every month and is priced at £3.60. The magazine has monthly story competions. Prizes for stories are as follows £500 for 1st Place, 2nd place is £150, and 3rd place is a hundred pound. Entry fees for the competition are priced at £6 for a non-subscriber, and £3 for a subscriber. For an extra £5 you get a detailed critique of your work.
Each issue has articles related to writing, not just stories, like one month it may be about writing a review for a restaraunt. They also have a poetry contest, which is £100 for first place.
Also what is a nice touch is they have a few reader's letters. I'd reccomend it for potential writers. I do have a sneaky suspicion though that subscriber's stories are more likely to win, than non subscribers.
What I like about this magazine it encourages short stories, and there aren't many markets left for them anymore. Take a Break, and Woman's own have dropped their short stories from their magazines. So anything that gives a writer potential has to be welcomed.
If I win one of their competitions I'll be pleased to let you know. If you subscribe, you get two issues free per year.
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