Fiction writers, we have oodles of opportunities for you…
Get yourself into our December 2019 magazine (Issue 84) by submitting your writing to:
Flash challenge (subscribers only) – HEAT
A fictional narrative nugget on the theme of ‘heat’, in any prose style. Don’t forget to check out the forthcoming Issue 83 for judge Meg Pokrass’s theme-related writing exercise! (Max. 250 words)
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 250 words long, 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]
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]
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 our 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
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 December magazine (Issue 84) submission deadline is 7 October 2019. See here for full guidelines and rates of pay.