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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:24 PM
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Reader's Digest question - "Unforgettable Character"
Does anyone remember reading Reader's Digest back in the days when they had, in every issue, "My Most Unforgettable Character," where someone wrote about, uh, the most unforgettable person in their life?

I don't subscribe anymore, now that I'm broke, but it seems that the only ones I've seen in the last couple of years were written by celebrities (there was a great one by Camryn Manheim about her big brother that I recall).

Can a non-celebrity get one published? Does anyone work for RD or know someone who does?? I have a piece that's publishable about my most unforgettable person, but am I going to have to get famous first? x(

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travisleit01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:33 PM
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1. Yes
I don't remember it specifically in RD, but I remember hearing about it. In fact, didn't Cher use that in her eulogy for Sonny? I remember how sad it was to hear her describe him as her "most unforgettable character."
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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:35 PM
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4. that's really sad.
People should tell each other things like that while they're alive.

My most unforgettable character is still here, and I want him to read it before he dies.
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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:34 PM
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2. a kick, in the hopes that someone knows
If we have any celebrities on DU who know how to get one published (since that's all I see anymore), PM me and I swear I won't give away your secret.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:34 PM
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3. I quit reading Republican Digest years ago
When they started jumping on the "Clinton Bad, Neo-Cons Good" bandwagon.
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southerngirlwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:36 PM
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5. I like the human-interest stuff and the health investigations
and the stories of real-life heroes. I skip the politics, so I know how you feel.

Did the dog shut up?
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:39 PM
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6. Try one of the following
1) Pick up a copy of Readers Digest, look at the masthead (where they list all the editors and stuff like that) and see if any address is given for submissions.

2) If that fails, go to a bookstore and pick up a copy of Writers Market, which contains the submission requirements for every major magazine and a lot that you haven't heard of.
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