Friday, January 22, 2016

Kate's Stories

Here is a list of the stories I've had published by Woman's World. I needed a place to keep track. I might end up posting the stories in their entirety.

2005 - Her Lucky Stars, In His Eyes, Heaven Sent

2006 - Again and Forever, Hot Stuff

2007 - Sixteen Again

2009 - Truth or Dare

2010 - A New Attitude

2012 - The Perfect Storm

2013 - Two From Column B, Just One Word

2014 - The Best Christmas Gift

2016 - Love In Bloom

24 comments:

Sandy Smith said...

Very nice, Kate!

Jeanne said...

What a support group this blog is! Every time I write a WW story I coe here while waiting for a reply. But it's getting frustrating. The first time I submitted I waited over a year, then resubmitted the story, sayign why I was resubmitting. It's been five months and I haven't heard back. Now what?

Jeanne said...

Yikes! I guess I should proofread before submitting a question, too. Sorry. I assure you I do a better job when submitting a story!

Sandy Smith said...

I have heard that the new editor is accepting email submissions and there will only be a response if they like the story.

Mary Jo said...

I think most magazines do that now. At least, the Fast Fiction magazine in Australia acknowledges receipt of the emailed submission. That would work for me.

Pat said...

Congratulations on your new sale, Kate. Can't wait to read it.

Betsi said...

Mary Jo, I suggested to Patricia that she use auto-reply to acknowledge receipt of submissions (like Fast Fiction) and she said she would. I told her it was to her benefit, so writers afraid their stories had gotten lost in cyberspace wouldn't re-send them. Of course I'd prefer to receive rejections, but I guess this is the best we're going to do.

Betsi said...

Jeanne, you may not know that Patricia Gaddis is the new fiction editor (and there's no longer a first reader, just her) and she wants submissions emailed to her. They aren't sending out rejections anymore, so if you haven't heard back in several months, you should assume they don't want your story.

If you aren't a member of the Woman's World Yahoo writing group, you should be. Patricia is a member and it's the best way to be "in the loop."

Mary Jo said...

Betsi, how does one join that writing group?

Mary Jo said...

Oh, I see it's listed in Links on the right side of Kate's blog.

Betsi said...

Mary Jo, if you don't have a Yahoo email account you'll need to create one. Well worth the trouble, though!

Anonymous said...

I have recently submitted five short stories (in November and December of 2015) and have not heard back on any of them yet, with the change in submitting guidelines via email, should I resubmit? Or wait?

Betsi said...

Anonymous, Patricia said she will continue to read snail mail submissions so you should be okay. You could send them again via email, but either way, you won't hear anything now unless she wants to buy them. There won't be any rejections, even if you mailed them with SASE's.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Betsi, I tried to join the yahoo group but kept getting error messages, will try again later. One last question, when submitting via email do we send the story as an attachment or in the body of the email?
Thanks for your help,
Jodi

Betsi said...

Hi Jodi -- Patricia said she wants attachments.

Tamara said...

How will Patricia keep up with all those submissions?

Carrie Aulenbacher said...

I'm finding you from www.freedomwithwriting.com's listing of Women's World paying $800 for short romance stories; yet, I can't find any listed on their website. Is this true? Kate, is this a farce or a true going rate? The listing says to send submissions via snail mail and I see in your comments that's no longer the case. Any info is appreciated!

Kate Willoughby said...

Carrie, look at the sidebar on my blog for Woman's World Romantic Fiction Guidelines. There have been some changes. :)

Kate Willoughby said...

I think Patricia will do fine because she isn't spending time sending rejection letters anymore. If it doesn't cut it, it's deleted. That must save a huge amount of time.

Tamara said...

I wonder about that; you take the first page of the story and stick it in the already-stamped envelope one of us has sent, and drop it in the OUT basket. It would seem to me that not notifying people will only create confusion. If we hear nothing, we don't know whether the story has been received and might resubmit after six months. How chaotic will that be? Unless they'll have an automatic response to let us know it's been received; some literary journals do this.

Betsi said...

Tamara, I suggested to Patricia that she send an auto-reply for just that reason, and she said that she would set it up. Although I'd much rather get an actual rejection. She also said we should send seasonal stories 3 months in advance, and that we should consider our story rejected if we don't hear anything after 4.

Tamara said...

Thank you, Betsi. That's good information. I'll also check the new guidelines.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new sale, Kate! Can't wait to read it.And yes, please post your other stories if you get the chance. It would be so much fun to read them :)

Best wishes,
Tressa

Kate Willoughby said...

Patricia also said that most other magazines stopped sending rejections years ago, so WW is one of the last to keep up that practice. :(