How to Submit a Short Story to Woman's World
Bauer Publishing introduced "Woman’s World" magazine to the United States in 1981. "Woman’s World" offers practical and useful information for women who juggle a career and family. Each week the magazine publishes recipes and stories with heart-tugging elements to motivate and inspire women’s lives. "Woman’s World" accepts fictional romance stories up to 800 words with a payout of $800 and mini mysteries up to 700 words with a payout of $500. There are guidelines to follow before submitting any story.
Read and study several issues of the magazine. The "Woman’s World" Fiction Guidelines recommend writers become familiar with the romance stories and mini mysteries the magazine publishes before submitting any work.
Obtain a copy of the "Woman’s World" Fiction Guidelines. Call Bauer Publishing at 201-569-6699 or ask for the guidelines be mailed to you by sending a request to Bauer Publishing Co., 270 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
Write a story that meets the criteria for "Woman’s World" magazine. Avoid romance stories that resemble Harlequin romances. Focus on real-life love at its beginning, middle and thoughtful stages. Consider mystery stories where the reader must solve the crime. Avoid writing obscene or graphic mystery stories.
Type the story using a 12 point Times New Roman font for legible reading. Double-space the manuscript. Submit the story to the address above and include a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope. Stories submitted without a SASE will be discarded.
Be patient. It may take up to six months before you receive a response. Avoid contacting the magazine to inquire about a story. Resubmit the story if you don't receive a response after six months.
- Bauer Publishing Co., Woman’s World Fiction Guidelines, Bauer Publishing Co., January 2011
Jodi Hughey, an Ohio native, has been writing mental-health and human-interest articles since 2003. She has written copy, edited and formatted the “Service-Learning Program” newsletter and has been published on PALMission.org and the collegiate magazine, "Flashfires." Hughey has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kent State University at Tuscarawas.