Friday, 8 November 2013

I'm In The Friend!!

I'm so excited to see my story published in the November 9 edition of The People's Friend.
The story was originally titled The Proof of the Pudding, but they have renamed it Playing Cupid which is fine by me (maybe an improvement?)
Its so long since I read this story that to read it in print was a wonderful, I didn't even cringe too much over places where I thought it could be improved.  In fact, as I was reading I thought it sounded like it was written by a proper writer, not little old me.

Half of the anticipation of seeing it in print was wondering what picutre they would use to illustrate it.  I'm not sure I envisaged seeing my couple sitting across a cafe table, but I do like the obvious spark they have for each other.
It's really spurned me on to send some more stories off to them, I don't think the novelty of seeing my work in print will ever wear off.
I just have one query though, now that I have had a story published would it be considered cheeky to send future submissions to the editor who commissioned this one, or should I just send them addressed to The Fiction Editor as before?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to celebrate what has turned out to be an exceptional week.


  1. A well deserved celebration. Well done.

  2. A brilliant achievement, congratulations :o)
    I believe it's okay to send future submissions to the editor who commissioned your story, if you haven't already been asked to do so.

  3. Congratulations, Wanna be, short stories have to be pretty perfect before they are good enough for the Friend, so not much doubt now that you are a 'proper' writer. Well done. Rx

  4. Congratulations! Have only just discovered your blog but wanted to say well done.

  5. Congratulations :-) And you ARE a proper writer! Yes, I would definitely send future stories to the same editor :-) x

  6. Thank you all for your congratulations and for the advice, I will definitely be sending another story off shortly and am hoping to get back into the short story writing groove soon.

  7. Congratulations! You are definitely a real writer.