Confidenze devotes a special issue to readers’ most moving stories

The edition on newsstands on 16 October will offer the best stories by aspiring writers as part of the “ConfyLab” initiative

Confidenze, the Mondadori Group magazine that for over 70 years has been a point of reference for enthusiastic female readers, is launching a special issue on newsstands devoted to the most moving unpublished stories produced thanks to the “ConfyLab” writers’ workshop.

Over the summer, the editorial team of the weekly edited by Angelina Spinoni received some 1,000 submissions: “real stories in the first person” and dealing with love, the big changes in life, friendship and health, which were read, “revised” and selected by Susanna Barbaglia with a view to publication on the magazine’s various channels.

Of the 200 stories that passed the careful screening of the “coach”, 15 will be published in a special issue of Confidenze n. 43, on newsstands from 16 October. The others will appear in the centre of the magazine in subsequent issues and will also enrich the content of the blog

“I am extremely proud of the success of ConfyLab,” confessed Angelina Spinoni, editor of Confidenze. “Given the high quality of the stories we have received, in fact it was tough to select those that were better able to give a voice to the changes in habits and the needs of women in general. From the next issue our enthusiastic readers will be even more the protagonists of the magazine and its content.”

Confidenze is a weekly whose distinguishing characteristics are empathy and warmth. It deals, in a confidential tone and language, with current issues, fashion, beauty, well-being, psychology, do-it-yourself, cooking and the home. It boasts a community of readers with 40,000 present on Facebook and active on the web site, un portal full of first person testimony, short stories, articles about current affairs and lifestyle and editorial content produced by expert contributors.