Fiction writers, we have oodles of opportunities for you…

Get yourself into our June magazine (issue 78) by submitting your writing to:

Flash genre (subscribers only)
 complete narrative nugget of fantasy, romance, sci-fi, crime or horror (max. 300 words)

Bedtime Stories
New for Issue 78, a submission slot for short stories written to be read aloud to a child at bedtime. They can be on any subject, but no more than 400 words, please.

First page surgery
Send us the title and first page of your novel (any genre, up to 300 words). Our guest industry expert will comment, in the magazine, about how might it be changed to catch an agent’s or editor’s eye. (Use a pen name if you’re feeling shy.) [Unpaid]

Pitch perfect
Send us a pitch (pithy description – 100 words max) for a project you’re planning to submit to an agent, editor or producer. The project might be a memoir, biography, fiction, theatre or screenplay. Our guest industry expert will suggest ways to make it spark the interest of the people you need to impress. (Use a pen name if you’re feeling shy.) [Unpaid]

And also…

Flash fiction competition
100 words inspired by an image featured in the monthly Mslexia subscriber newsletter little ms (subscribe here).

Twice a year you can send us your themed writing for our Showcase section in the magazine. See Themed Writing for more info.

Don’t forget to look out for out annual Women’s Writing Competitions.

To submit complete the form below and upload your submission document.

Alternatively, send your entry by post to:
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1PZ.

Don’t forget to also send us your contact details (address, phone number and email).
All submissions are judged anonymously, so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on your work.

The June magazine (Issue 78) submission deadline is 9 April 2018. See here for full guidelines and rates of pay.

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