Rosemary Gemmell

Writer and Author

Taking the first steps to success

'Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.'            Johann Wolgang Von Goethe   

The best way to begin is by reading what is published. This is market research. Know your reader, understand the differences between publications and target your work accordingly.   

Short Stories

Published in
  • Woman's Weekly
  • Exquisite Christmas Anthology
  • Multi-story website 
  • Woman Alive 
  • The Waterloo Collection 
  • Lavender Dreams 
  • Prima 
  • Writers' News (online) 
  • Ireland's Own 
  • BBC Audiobooks America Version of 20 'Stories for Haiti'
  • Writers' Village (online) 
  • New Love Stories, USA 
  • The Weekly News 
  • 100 Stories for Haiti Anthology
  • My Weekly                                                    
  • People's Friend
  • Writing Magazine
  • Freelance Market News
  • The Herald
  • World of Romance
  • Shorts from Scotland
  • Norway
  • Online


Published in

  • Thresholds Online Journal 
  • She's the One Anthology 
  • The Upper Room 
  • Freelance Market News 
  • The Oldie
  • Scottish Home & Country
  • Writers' Forum
  • The Highlander (USA)
  • Woman Alive
  • Christian Herald
  • Scottish Baptist Magazine
  • The Evening Times
  • The Lady (Viewpoint)
  • Aspire
  • Open University Sesame
  • Greenock Telegraph
  • Clyde Post


Published in

  • The People's Friend
  • Wild Musette Journal
  • Holland Press Website 
  • Writers' Forum
  • North Norfolk Anthology
  • Open University Shakespeare Society Journal
  • Survivor's Scotland Nomad Journal
  • Stress-Confidence Website

Children's Stories

  • DyslexiAssist Dragon on a High Hill from Knowonder
  • Spread your Wings from Knowonder 
  • Knowonder Website 
  • 'Making Changes' Anthology
  • 'A Suitcase Full of Stories' Anthology
  • 'An Advent Calendar of Stories' Anthology

The above are my small steps on a long journey

'Do not fear going forward slowly, fear only to stand still.'         Chinese wisdom