Thursday, January 21, 2016

Woman's World #2: The Happily Ever After Kind

I announced last week that as writing for Woman's World magazine is one of my goals this year, I'll be breaking down their short fiction on my blog. Someone asked a great question in the comments: Can you submit to Woman's World from outside of the U.S? And how do you submit to Woman's World?

You can submit from abroad, but it may get expensive. You need to mail the completed manuscript (800 words max) with a SASE. This is old school, but that's because, they will mail you a response. If your story is selected that response will include a contract and to the best of my understanding a check for $800. So this could be a good investment. And here is the address: Fiction Editor, Woman's World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Indicate Romance on the envelope.

The Happily Ever After Kind
B: This is loaded with back story. It does not fit the pattern I've found at all. Jack, the MC, goes through an account of how he came to be babysitting his sister's kids and why they are at story time.
M: (By the time we get there we're half way through the story). The librarian for story time is seriously hot, and of course good with kids.
E: His niece wants pizza after story time and Jack invites the librarian along. This happens in four sentences. 


  1. Interesting idea to break up the short stories to see what makes them work. :-)

  2. Thanks for sharing this info, Beth! I found that address, I just was thrown by the old school snailing method. Wasn't sure if it was legit, but now I know better.

    Keep up with the break down. The only thing I wish I could hunt down this magazine. We might not have it in Canada.

    1. There is an online version of the magazine. I'll leave a link on my next post, because I think if you're interested in submitting (and for $800 who isn't) you do need to read through the magazine at least once to get a feel for what they're looking for.

  3. I've never read this magazine nor tried to write a romance. The pay sounds great, though. Wishing you good luck.