Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Girlie Magazine Writers

This call is for you older writers out there, the ones who were publishing short stories back in the sixties and seventies.  Ed Gorman has posted a call for reprints by writers who were published (short fiction) in the girlie magazines for an anthology he's putting together.  You can check out the details here.


Al Tucher said...

One of my writing teachers said that a story he published in such a magazine earned a paycheck that stood as his best for many years.

sandra seamans said...

I've heard that they were some of the highest paying markets back in the day, Al. And still are if you can get in, especially Playboy which pays $5000 (last I heard).

Manuel Royal said...

Back in the '60s and '70s, Playboy published a lot of stories by many of the top science fiction and crime writers (and, as noted, paid extraordinarily well). I'd like to see that anthology when it comes out.

Michael Bracken said...

The men's magazine/girlie magazine market has changed substantially since the 1980s and 1990s when I wrote for the magazines. Today, there are fewer magazines, the ones that remain publish less fiction, and many that still publish fiction publish more stroke fiction and less genre-fiction-with-sex-scenes.

The types of stories that I now sell for multiple tens of dollars once earned me multiple hundreds of dollars from the men's magazines.


Progress has not been good for my pocketbook.