108: People’s Friend story critique by Samantha Tonge

Picture 014ITEM: People’s Friend story critique by Samantha Tonge. The People’s Friend is considered to be quite a tough story market to crack, but Sam will let you know if you’re on the right lines and tell you where you may be going wrong.

BIO: Samantha Tonge has sold more than 80 short stories to mainstream women’s magazines, most of them to The People’s Friend. Her debut romantic comedy, Doubting Abbey, has just been published by CarinaUK Harlequin. She lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and two cats who think they are dogs

About K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.


  1. sharonparry

    I’ll start off at £10 🙂

  2. I’ll go to 15 to begin with…

  3. Margaret Morton Kirk

    £20. Though I haven’t actually written the story yet…!

  4. Samantha Tonge

    Thanks very much everyone! Remember it’s just for a People’s Friend story,(not a general woman’s magazine one.) Looking forward to reading whichever story it is!

  5. Melanie Hayes

    I’ll bid 30 pounds!

  6. Samantha Tonge

    Ooh, this is exciting! Thanks everyone so far…

  7. £35.00. I’m blowed if I can get any story quite ‘right’ for them! 😦

  8. Viv Hampshire

    If you lose out on the bidding here or are aiming at a different women’s mag, you can take a look at my item no 363 which has just been added.

  9. Deborah Murphy


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