Non-fiction

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

Features
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 Send us 200-word proposal, plus a brief CV and a published or unpublished example of your writing.

‘For the love it’
This is a new series on the writing we do with no expectation of it being published. In Issue 77, Hayley Webster tells us about writing bedtime stories for her daughter. Do you write plays for your local school? A memoir on behalf of your grandfather? If you would like to tell our readers about the writing you do for the love of it, let us know. Please send a pitch of up to 200 words, a brief CV, and a short published or unpublished sample of your writing.

 

Get yourself into our September magazine (issue 79) by submitting your writing to…

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

Confession
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. Please submit Life Sentences as text in the ‘message’ section of the form.

To submit, complete the form below and upload your submission document (unless submitting a Life Sentence).

Alternatively send your entry by post to:
Mslexia
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 September magazine (issue 79) submission deadline is 9 July 2018See here for guidelines and rates of pay.

 

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