It's still the same -
just a different name.
I used to be "Gonna be a writer" but now I'm me.
Well, the general rule of thumb seems to be three months in advance (Sept for Christmas etc), and that's what I stick to. The editor at TaB told me she finds some people send their seasonal stories 'too far in advance.' It wasn't me, honest!!
Hi GBW, I think it's about four or five months before. If you write for the magazine guidelines these should tell you.Best wishes,Annie
So I guess that I should be thinking about submitting my Valentine stories about now. To be honest I don't write many seasonal stories but I think that's because of the submission sonfusion that I suufer from. Thanks x
I sent a Christmas story to Best in March, they replied in June and it's going to be in the issue dated 09/12/08.Maybe because they only have one story per issue they like to get seasonal ones sorted out early. Mind you, that means if you wait till July/Aug they've probably already bought their seasonal ones and you've no chance.They won't even tell you that they're all stocked up for that season/event.I'd definitely get seasonal stories off at least 6 months before the time. I remember talking to an editor from My Weekly at Halloween one year and asking her what issue she was working on - 'Christmas' she replied.I think I'd rather have stories out too early rather than too late.Sorry I'm anonymous, I'm being told I have the wrong password.(Perfectly possible - I may be using one of the half a dozen passwords I need for work. I'm easily confused!) Sky Blue
Welcome anonymous Sky Blue and don't worry. I too have half a dozen passwords or so for various reasons and I am always finding myself going through a few of them before I get to the right one.That's really interesting that you sent a Christmas story off in March. I think that is the earliest yet but you were accepted so it was the right time for that magazine I suppose.
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