Thank you for submitting material to The Saturday Evening Post. We regret that we are unable to develop it for publication at this time. Often because of the sheer volume of freelance submissions we receive, we are forced to reject well-written and informative articles and queries.
You may have noticed that the Post has gone through a transition. We purchase very few outside articles and stories, but are increasing our fiction somewhat. Include one or two published clips with your query. We prefer typed manuscripts between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. We generally buy all rights.
Although we seldom publish new fiction, our readers enjoy upbeat stories that stress traditional relationships and family values. A light, humorous touch is appreciated. We are also always in need of straight humor articles. We are especially interested in well-written, wholesome humor.
If you send a manuscript, either (1) include a sufficiently stamped and sized SASE for its return; or (2) indicate you do not wish the material returned and include sufficiently stamped SASE for reply only.
Thanks again or thinking about the Post. We wish you success in your writ in endeavors.