Good Old Days

Good Old Days
306 E Parr Rd.
Bern IN 46711

Phone: P(260)589-4000

Editor: Mary Beth Weisenburger, Editor
Email address:

About The Publication:

“Good Old Days magazine is a nostalgia periodical that relates true first-person stories of people who lived and grew up in the time frame of about 1935-1960; no fictional stories are published. Seasonal and non-seasonal stories are included with each issue. The tone is informal and conversational; most of our contributors are not professionals. Regular features include a cooking column with recipes, a home remedies column, a photo feature in which contributors send in reminiscent photos with brief stories/captions, a Hollywood film column featuring actors and actresses, and a Bits & Pieces column featuring shorter stories of 100 to 300 words. We also publish an occasional biography, as well as historical stories on memorable events, fads, antiques, fashion, sports, music, literature, entertainment, etc.” 85% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 180K. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms four months after acceptance. Buys one-time, first, or all rights. No reprints. Responds within six months. Sample copy available for $2 by mail with SASE. Subscription $17.95, $25.95 outside the U.S.

Current Needs:

“Any seasonal or non-seasonal true first-person stories from the 1935-1960 time period.” Stories are 600-1000 word stories. Submit “cover letter noting preferred rights; complete manuscript with name, address and phone number; SASE; scan/photocopy of any available photos. Word format when emailing stories.”

Pays $25 for full-length stories, $10-$15 for shorter features.


“At least 300dpi, preferably 1500×1500 pixels.”


“Please be sure to include the location (city, state, region, etc.) and date of story; currently we are publishing stories that happened in the United States. Specify your preferred rights. Unless you are emailing your story, do not send original photos with your submission; we will request any original photos needed upon acceptance. Absolutely no fiction.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes