The tagline for The Journeyman magazine is, ‘a collection of short stories from emerging authors‘.
It is distributed free (in the Sheffield area, I’m guessing from the adverts) to be read ‘on the train, in the office, at home …‘. There is also an example edition to be read online.
I’ve just received a complimentary copy containing my story, ‘One Day for Me’. Like most small magazines the payment is not great – only £10. But the editor will accept things that have been previously published elsewhere, provided that copyright and publishing rights still remain with the author. This means that you can get a little bit of extra mileage out of a story that’s already earned its keep, plus The Journeyman also has a ‘Meet the Authors’ section which includes a short bio of all the writers published in that edition.
If you fancy submitting, the guidelines are here. In brief, the editor is looking for well-written stories across all genres. The preferred length is up to around 3,500 words.
Update July 2015: I understand that The Journeyman has now ceased publication. It’s very sad to see fiction markets like this disappearing.
And the mention of ‘One Day for Me’ gives me the excuse to tell you that my e-book ‘One Day for Me – 8 Award-Winning Stories‘ is available for just 99p/99c (UK & US only) until August 10th 2014.
#1 by juliathorley on August 3, 2014 - 9:22 am
Always good to find a second outlet for something that’s already been published. Have you ever had a story published in the UK that you’ve subsequently sold abroad to, say, Australia or Canada, or other English-speaking market?
#2 by Sally Jenkins on August 3, 2014 - 9:38 am
No, I haven’t Julia. I’m ashamed to say I’ve only tried one foreign market – That’s Life Fast Fiction in Australia some years ago. I got no response and gave up. But I should try harder. Any tips are very welcome!
#3 by juliathorley on August 3, 2014 - 9:52 am
I’ve never done it either, but it was something that creative writing tutor Morgen Bailey recommended.
#4 by Tracy Fells on August 3, 2014 - 10:28 am
Thanks for the tip on this one, Sally. Always keen to find outlets which take published stories.
#5 by Sally Jenkins on August 3, 2014 - 12:21 pm
It’s nice to be able to give a ‘favourite’ story another airing isn’t it?
#6 by susanjanejones on August 3, 2014 - 1:19 pm
That sounds good Sally, will investigate. Thanks for the tip. I’ve got One day for me on my kindle now, so looking forward to catching up with all of your stories. A proper kindle is better that one on the p.c. Talk soon:))
#7 by Sally Jenkins on August 3, 2014 - 5:59 pm
Thanks for dropping by, Susan. A proper Kindle is easier to read in bed than a PC!
#8 by hilarycustancegreen on August 3, 2014 - 10:00 pm
Hmm, I have an old story about travelling, I might give that a go.
#9 by Sally Jenkins on August 4, 2014 - 4:12 pm
It’s got to be worth a try, Hilary.
#10 by Linda on August 5, 2014 - 6:32 pm
Thanks, Sally, I’ll definitely send them something.
#11 by Sally Jenkins on August 5, 2014 - 6:36 pm
Fingers crossed for you, Linda!
#12 by niftynaija info on December 17, 2014 - 6:53 pm
Big ups Sally, you’re one of those folks I hold in high esteem. But I’m a bit baffled at such a small amount paid for over 3000 words. Quite funny, anyway I wouldn’t ignore the days of little beginning.
#13 by Sally Jenkins on December 17, 2014 - 6:59 pm
It does seem a small amount for 3,000 words, niftynaija, but many, many places offer no payment at all.