Stylist and Chips, Anyone?

Have you seen the new (ish?) magazine ‘Stylist’? I picked it up in my gym the other day and the latest issue has that iconic picture of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses on the front – and, even better – FIVE short stories inside!

If you live in a big city you should be able to pick it up on Wednesdays (it’s free!) but if you don’t manage to track down a hard copy (I’m not sure, apart from gyms, where you’d find it. At train stations, perhaps?), do not despair – the website seems to have most of it on there anyway, including the 5 short stories, all written by published novelists.

Much to my annoyance, I discovered, a smidgen too late, that they were running a micro-fiction competition on their website recently. But the site is very ‘literary-friendly’ – they’ve got galleries of ‘the 100 best first lines in a novel’ and that kind of thing – so it’s worth a look, I reckon.

I’ve written to them to ask if they’ll consider publishing readers’ short stories and/or running a short story competition. Well, a girl can try, can’t she?

On a slightly different note, but still magazine-related, the latest (September) issue of Prima is asking for ‘your favourite comfort food – and why’ for their ‘Wise Words’ feature. Think stodgy puddings, ice cream, sausage and beans and chips… (hmm, I’m making myself hungry here). Send your suggestions – just a couple of sentences will do – to and you’ll be £25 richer if yours is one of the 10 or so that they feature in a future issue.

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4 Responses to Stylist and Chips, Anyone?

  1. Well done for asking if The Stylist would be willing to accept unsolicted stories. We need all the markets we can get! I’ll look out for the magazine (haven’t seen it at my gym).

  2. Thanks for these Helen. Will go and have a look.

  3. Stephanie Holliday says:

    Thanks for another interesting and useful blog.
    I’ve entered the comfort food comp. Made me feel warm and cosy so its a good start to the day

  4. Keith Havers says:

    Thanks for the info, Helen. That’s really great news.

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