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ListingsDOORS OPENBroad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ. gez@live.org.uk; www.live.org.uk Closing date: 31 MarchShooter Literary Magazine invites submissions for its forthcoming issue on the theme ‘Bad Girls’. Accepting fiction and creative non- fiction between 2,000 and 7,500 words, and poetry. Submissionsby email, please include a cover letter and short bio. Payment on publication of £35 per story and £5 per poem. shooterlitmag@gmail.com www.shooterlitmag.comStructo is a biannual independent literary magazine, seeking previously unpublished short fiction, poetry, and translations. Storiesup to 3,000 words and up to three poems will be considered. www.structomagazine.co.uk Closing date: 5 AprilAstrophil Press is now open for submissions for unpublished book- length manuscripts of prose and poetry, and chapbooks of prose and poetry under 10,000 words. They are strongly seeking work that isClosing date: 2 Aprilinnovative, literary and playful, and that subverts or redefines genre. Online submission only. See website for full guidelines. www.astrophilpress.comMslexia has a host of new submission slots including twoopen only to subscribers; poetry challenge and genre flash fiction. Those slots open to all cover poetry, prose, memoir, script and journalism, and include Read-aloud story rhymes, Confession, First page surgery, Pitch perfect, F is for..., Self-publishing survivors, Hindsight and Life sentence. Also welcomes pitches for feature ideas. Submit your work via the website or by snail mail. mslexia PublicationsLtd, PO Box 656, Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1PZ. 0191 204 8860. submissions@mslexia.co.uk www.mslexia.co.ukClosing date: 10 AprilThe Timberline Review is a new literary journal dedicated to the written word. They welcome short fiction, creative non-fiction, essays and poetry from emerging and established writers. Only electronic submissions will be considered. SeeClosing date: 10 AprilAlexandra Jones, StylistStylist is a weekly magazine given away at commuter stations all over the UK. The title suggests an obsession with clothes and cosmetics, but the contents are refreshingly feminist and sparky, and the circulation of the 56-page A4 publication is massive. We spoke to Alexandra Jones, who has recently been promoted to Commissioning Editor of features.‘The age range of the readership is very wide, but the magazine focuses on the 25-35 age-group. Because they’re commuters, they tend to be professional women who are not mothers yet. That’s partly driven by the advertisers, who want to reach women with a high disposable income. So we cover everything from feminism and politics to mental health and lifestyle trends. That’s not to say you wouldn’t find an item about the sexuality of older women, but it would need an angle to make it relevant to a younger readership.I like pitches with a topical hook: an anniversary, publication of some interesting research, a new book or film. But the writer needs to add a personal or psychological slant; something that makes the reader think, ‘Yes, I recognise that feeling’. I recently commissioned a piece for World Hijab Day by a Muslim woman who didn’twear the hijab, who wore it for the day and talked to otherMuslim women about the issue. I also like features about unusual experiences, ghostwritten from the subject’s point of view.There are five main features: two written in house, and three commissioned. Our usual fee is £600 for 2,000 words.The pitch cycle is usually six to eight weeks. So if you’re pitching something linked to a June anniversary, you’d ideally contact me in April. Email ideas with ‘Pitch’ in the subject line, followed by one or two sentences about your idea, describing what you want to write, with links to or attachments of previous work.alexandra.jones@stylist.co.uk @alexliviajonesPitch prospectsNew in post, so keen tomake their mark with fresh commissions, here are some key people to pitch your ideas to. (Make sure to researchthe publication before pitching.)DAZED MEDIAJack Mills is now Print Features Editor at alternative style and culture powerhouse Dazed magazine and Dazed Digital. His role includes commissioning articlesfor Dazed Digital.He can be reached at jack.mills@dazedmedia.comREFINERY29 (UK)Jess Commons has been appointed Health and Living Editor at Refinery29 (UK). She would like news and pitches relating to health, fitness, relationships, spirituality, work and money, travel and food. She can be reached at jess.commons@refinery29.uk and on twitter @jess_commonsFrancesca Carington is now Features Assistant at Tatler. She is interested in receivingbooks, lifestyle and general feature pitches. Email francesca.carington@ condenast.co.ukKayleigh Rattle has been appointed Deputy Editor at Great British Food magazine. Her duties include news, features, travel, recipesand new book releases.She can be reached at kayleigh.rattle@aceville.co.ukTHE SUNCaroline McGuire is now Digital Travel Editor at The Sun. She is keen to hear about travel news and travel feature ideas, and can be reached at caroline.mcguire@the-sun. co.ukMARIE CLAIRERosie Benson has been appointed Feature Assistant at Marie Claire. Rosie is interested in feature pitches around news, health, careers, lifestyle and relationshipsfor both the magazineand website. She can be reached at rosie.benson@ freelance.timeinc.comTATLERGREAT BRITISH FOODOPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS publishers, magazinesand moreCalls for submissions from publishers, journals, magazines and e-zines. If you think we've missed someone, send your details to Listings Editor Sarah Foyle (listings@mslexia.co.uk).We make every effort for the details to be correct at the time of going to press, but don't forget to check as listings are always subject to change.Live Theatre invites completed 60-minute-or-over plays that have not been produced elsewhere. They are seeking imaginative, surprising and theatrical work that engages the diverse audiences of the North East of England. To submit, email your script as a word document or PDF, along with a covering letter and brief biography. Live Theatre,website for full details. www.timberlinereview.com Closing date: 30 AprilSOUTH Poetry welcomes previously unpublished poems in English in any style; submit up to three poems per issue. Submissions by post only, accompanied by the submission form available on the website. SOUTH Poetry Magazine, PO Box 4228, Bracknell RG42 9PX. www.southpoetry.orgClosing date: 31 MayOne Story is a non-profit literary magazine that features one short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks, and seeks submissions of unpublished literary fiction of 3,000-8,000 words in any style and on any subject. Online submission only. Payment for publication: US$500. www.one-story.com Closing date: 31 MayArc Poetry Magazine publishes the best in contemporary poetry. Accepts unsolicited submissionsof up to three poems on any subject. Online submissions only, with a short biography. Payment of CAD$50 per publication. Please submit only once in each calendarmslexia Mar/Apr/May 2017 57INSIGHT


































































































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