The Oldie (UK)

The Oldie

A monthly general-interest magazine with an irreverent and strongly humorous slant, reflecting attitudes of older people but aimed at a wide audience. Considers unsolicited articles on any subject, but particularly interested in pieces for our ‘I Once Met’, ‘Olden Life’ and ‘Expat Life’ columns. No poetry, and short stories only very rarely. Potential contributors are advised to read the magazine.
Length: 600-1,800 words.
Submissions:  Does not commission articles from ideas or treatments. Send complete article by postal mail only, with an SAE.
Submissions to the ‘Expat’ column may be sent by e-mail.
Response:  2-3 weeks
Pay:  GBP80-100 per 1,000 words
Rights:  Not stated 
65 Newman Street, London W1T 3EG, UK.
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7436 8801.  Fax: +44 (0)20 7436 8804.
Contact: Jeremy Lewis, Commissioning Editor


Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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