Sunday, 17 February 2008

Another Market for Women Writers (UK only)


THE YELLOW ROOM is a new bi-annual literary magazine publishing quality fiction by women writers residing in the UK. Each issue features around 12 short stories, a lively readers' letters page and articles of interest to women writers. The magazine is professionally presented in A5 format with a two-colour glossy perfect bound cover. THE YELLOW ROOM was founded in 2008 by Jo Derrick (formerly Jo Good, editor and publisher of QWF Magazine).

THE YELLOW ROOM is a one-woman, non-profit making project. The magazine is currently only available by post. The first issue is due to be published in the autumn of 2008. Jo says, 'We haven't yet got an online presence, but hope to have a website established in the future'.

THE YELLOW ROOM is a place where women writers can gather together for support, encouragement and friendship. Editor, Jo Derrick, is constantly on the look out for new talent and is also keen to publish short fiction by more established writers. Women writers are welcome to send in short stories of less than 5,000 words (ONLY ONE AT A TIME) for consideration.

Stories must be in English, typed on one side of A4 paper, double-spaced, featuring consecutively numbered pages and the author's name on each page.

A title page should be stapled to the story with details of the author's name, address, email and phone number as well as the word count.

The title page should also bear the initials FBSR (First British Serial Rights) to show the story hasn't been previously published elsewhere and that it is the author's own original work.

ALL MANUSCRIPTS SENT IN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY EITHER A SAE WITH SUFFICIENT POSTAGE OR AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR REPLY, otherwise they will not be considered. A covering letter is also appreciated.

Do not email submissions, please!

Jo likes writers to take risks. She is looking for stories with that special something. She enjoys reading about eccentric characters, who view the world in an unconventional way.

The criteria for The Yellow Room are those stories, which extend the boundaries of women's fiction. Jo is looking for the unusual, quirky stories, which explore the female psyche. Jo wants stories to grab her by the throat with their originality; stories which crackle with life. Jo will publish stories in any genre, but prefers slipstream or cross-genre fiction (fiction which doesn't fit in to any particular genre).

The address for all short story submissions is: Jo Derrick, The Yellow Room, 1 Blake Close, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7LJ.

Please email only for general enquiries:

Don't forget to send a stamped addressed envelope or email address for reply!

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