If non-fiction or journalism is your thing, we have plenty of opportunities to get your voice heard. 

‘Use Your Voice’ Facebook essay
After our poll in Issue 73 showed that 68% of you will be influenced by the current political climate, we wanted to encourage you to voice your opinions / concerns / thoughts about political and social issues. Send us your political writing (though this doesn’t have to be non-fiction – politically-inspired flash fiction will also be considered) – and on the 8th of every month we’ll choose a piece to be published on our Facebook page. This is an unpaid slot, with submissions on a rolling basis. 500 words.

We always welcome ideas for one-off features, and entries are considered on a rolling basis. Send us 200-word proposal, plus a brief CV and a published or unpublished example of your writing.


Get yourself into our March magazine (issue 77) by submitting your writing to…

I is for
A piece of creative non-fiction inspired by a single alphabet prompt (e.g. H is for Hawk) Current letter: I. Max 300 words.

Written in the second person, 150 words of advice you’d like to give to your younger self (that might benefit fellow Mslexics today), based on your later experience of writing and creativity.

A memoir piece about something you were (or are now, in retrospect) ashamed of (max 300 words).

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)

Life sentence
One sentence only, and no more than 25 words, describing one interesting/poignant/bizarre/uplifting thing that’s happened in your writing life recently.

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 include your contact details (address, phone number and email).

The March magazine (issue 77) submission deadline is 8 January 2018See here for guidelines and rates of pay.


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Thank you Mslexia for Little Ms - what a lovely lunchtime read. And I feel more informed about all things writing too!