Part of my epic trip to Scotland took me somewhere near Dundee. Lovely Liz Smith (fiction editor from My Weekly) previously said that if I happened to be somewhere near Dundee to let her know. I did let her know - and she flew to Tenerife! She had to come back though, so here we both are.
If she wasn't the fiction editor and I didn't hope to sell her more stories I'd tell you how her cake was much larger than mine and had a lot more cream, but she is and I do, so I won't. Instead, I'll pass on her top tips for getting stories into magazines - have a good idea, write it well and study the market. This last doesn't mean skimming through an old copy in the dentist's either. Buy several issue and read them carefully. Liz has worked in the fiction department of more than one publication and says she's had to reject good stories just because they don't fit the market they've been submitted to.
Btw, although My Weekly are currently closed to those writers who're not already known to them, Liz confirmed she's happy to hear from those who've had features, serials or pocket novels published by My weekly.