Is it true? They've polled their readers and they're not interested in keeping the fiction?
I heard it on the writer grapevine just a few minutes ago. Not that I sold them shed loads, in fact, just the one, way back when. It was a story I'd enjoyed writing and unusually for me, of a People's Friend flavour. Come to think of it, maybe it wasn't, as PF declined it first, but it certainly wasn't suitable for Take A Break and The Lady sprang to mind so that's where I placed it. And would you believe I sent them 3 shorts only last week? No doubt they'll come flying back.
I don't feel as shocked as when Woman stopped their fiction. That was a blow. My first ever sale was to them, Summer Special 2002.
Thought: My gran first introduced me to Woman when I grew out of Jackie magazine, so I've always had a soft spot for it
My biggest thrill was when I had a 6 week run in the weekly. Sue Thomas was fiction editor back then. Happy days.