My Story  $350

Tell us about a touching, inspiring or life-changing experience in your life. We’ll pay $350$250 for stories we publish in Reader’s Digest magazine.

  • Your story must be true (no fiction, please).
  • It should be previously unpublished.
  • Aim for 800-1000 words in length.
  • Familiarise yourself with the kind of pieces we run. Often, they focus on a single incident or theme in the life of the writer – dramatic, moving or humorous – and the events described made the writer re-evaluate his or her life in some way. And remember that a well-told tale still has a beginning, a middle and an end!
  • Do not send us original or irreplaceable material. We cannot return submissions.
  • We cannot give feedback or acknowledge receipt.

Smart Animals   Up to $100

Send us a tale about the antics of unique pets or wildlife in up to 300 words. We pay up to $100 for anecdotes about a remarkable animal.

Conditions: Include your name, address and phone number. All submissions become our property on payment and publication in the magazine. We reserve the right to edit and publish submissions online without payment, but will pay for any subsequently used in the magazine. We cannot return or acknowledge material not accepted for publication.


We cannot acknowledge or return unpublished or unsolicited article-length manuscripts.

We prefer electronic submissions. Fill out the form here or contact us as follows:

Write: Reader’s Digest (Australia) Pty Limited
PO Box 6458
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Write: Reader’s Digest Asia
Singapore Post Centre
PO BOX 272, Singapore
914 010

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