Magazine Submissions & Contributions

  • How do I contact the Editors of the Reader's Digest Magazine?

    You can send feedback to the editors by clicking here.

  • How do I send my jokes or funny anecdote to Reader's Digest?

    Everyone's got a funny story. Just send us yours, and if we publish it in Reader's Digest magazine, you'll be laughing all the way to the bank.

    Click here to find out more about making a contribution to Reader's Digest.

  • How do I send my true story to Reader's Digest?

    Tell us about a touching, inspiring or life-changing experience in your life. We'll pay $500 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 It should be previously unpublished.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, middle and an end! Do not send us original or irreplaceable material. We cannot return submissions. We cannot give feedback or acknowledge receipt.

    Click here to submit your story

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    We pay up to $150 for examples of generous and open-hearted deeds. Fill out this form.

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  • Can I obtain copyrights and/or permissions to use material published by Reader's Digest?

    All of the material published by Reader's Digest and its subsidiaries ("RDA") is protected under copyright law. Any unauthorised use constitutes an infringement. Written permission from the publisher is required if you wish to reproduce, distribute, transmit or otherwise use RDA material. We only grant permission for material used for non-profit purposes and no fees are charged for the granted usage.

    Please note RDA does not permit use of any of its material on personal Web sites. To obtain permission to use material from any Reader's Digest book, video or recorded music product, a request must be directed to us in writing. We are unable to grant verbal permissions.

    What should be included in your permission request?

    Your request should be as detailed as possible, and must include the following information:

    1. Information about RDA product:
      • Title and author of RDA product
      • The specific material you wish to use (please identify images by page number and position, and text by page number and opening and closing lines)
      • Copies of the copyright, credits, and acknowledgements pages (if available)

    2. How you will use RDA material in your project:
      • State exactly for what purpose you are requesting permission
      • Format you will use (i.e., book, magazine, video, exhibit, CD-ROM, online, broadcast, etc.)
      • Your project title
      • Territory of distribution for your project (i.e., U.S., Canada, worldwide)
      • Language(s)
      • Print run (if known)
      • Publication date of your project
      • Name of your company

      In addition we will need the following information for image requests:

      • Image size
      • Position (i.e., cover, inside, etc.)
      • Use (editorial etc.)
    3. Information about you:
      • Name
      • Mailing address
      • Phone number
      • Email address
      • Fax number, if you have one

      Incomplete requests cannot be processed and will be returned for more information.
      Please include in all requests your mailing address, phone number and, if available, a fax number and email address.

    Where to send your permission request
    By mail:
    Reader's Digest Australia
    General Books Editorial - Rights and Permissions
    GPO Box 4353
    SYDNEY NSW 2001
    By email: bookeditors.au@readersdigest.com
    All requests require approximately 3 to 5 weeks for research and reply.