Opportunities in Yours magazine

Yours is a fortnightly lifestyle magazine targeting women aged 55+ and offers several slots for getting into print:Yours magazine

  • Your Memories – send in ‘an amazing story’ (no more than 1000 words) from your past plus photos for a chance to earn £100.
  • Travel – send a 300 word review of your holiday plus a picture with you in it. Each story printed receives £50.
  • Grandkids Gallery – send in a photo of your grandchild or something funny that they’ve said. All those printed receive a £10 High Street voucher 
  • Meeting Place – this is described as ‘the heart of the magazine’ and welcomes funny stories, rants and photos.  Every contribution featured gets a £10 High Street voucher and the Star letter gets £25. 
  • I followed my dream – £25 for 200 words 
  • Amazing at 80+ – £25 for 200 words plus a photo
  • Fashion we wore – send in your picture of fashion from the past plus 60 words describing it for a £10 High Street voucher.
  • Short story – the magazine uses one short story per issue. The guidelines are on the magazine’s website here.
  • Nostalgia features –  up to 1000 words. The guidelines are on the magazine’s website here.

  Remember to study a few issues of the magazine in order to get a feel for the style before sending anything in and don’t expect a fast turnaround for anything you submit – Yours receives around 1500 letters and emails every fortnight and asks fiction and feature writers to allow 6 months before chasing their submissions.

Yours also publishes a hardback annual in the run up to Christmas and a short story which I submitted to the magazine a few years ago was eventually selected for publication in the annual instead, so there appears to be some crossover between the two publications.

Good Luck!

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  1. #1 by susanjanejones on August 8, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Thanks for these Sally, I have a short story with them at the moment, and am working on a nostalgia feature as well. It’s a good magazine. I also like Saga.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on August 8, 2011 - 7:19 pm

      Susan – I hope you get acceptances for the story & feature. I haven’t seen Saga magazine but I’m sure it won’t be long before age points me in that direction!

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