To prove there’s more to writing than grit and grammar, there are currently six ways to submit fun stuff to Mslexia. Our limerick slot has closed, but our appetite for daftness continues.
An opportunity to share the amusement, bemusement or torment of your submitting experience – e.g. ‘They used someone else’s name’, ‘My agent went AWOL’ – as a service to fellow mslexics. Up to 100 words – anonymously if you prefer!
Send a photo of the place where you write – your desk, armchair, café corner, bath – along with up to 50 words about why it works (or doesn’t work) for you. Pop along to Meet the Readers for an example.
Tell us about an object, ritual or creature that helps with your writing: e.g. teddy, terrier or tea in your lucky mug. Send a colour photo of your ‘necessity’, plus up to 50 words of explanation.
Writerly and wimminy neologisms and their definitions for possible airing in Little Ms, and subsequent inclusion in the eponymous tome we are compiling. For example: prosaic (n.), a creative text made by cutting and pasting smaller pieces together. (Email your suggestions direct to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beastly punning versions of famous literary titles. You supply the title (e.g. Captain Corelli’s Pangolin, Anne of Green Gerbils) and we’ll create an image for fleeting publication in Little Ms and for posterity in our Lit Critters Gallery. (Email your suggestions direct to email@example.com)
A four-line biographical poem about a famous real person, living or dead, for possible publication in our Little Ms newsletter. The rhyme scheme is aabb; the style affectionately mocking. (Email your suggestions direct to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here’s a famous example:
Sir Christopher Wren
Said, ‘I am going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls
Say I am designing St. Paul’s’.
How to Submit
To submit, complete the form below this section and upload your submission document.
Submitting by post
Alternatively, send your entry by post to:
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne
Please include your address, phone number and email on a separate cover sheet, along with the title of the work you are submitting. All submissions are judged anonymously, so please ensure your name does not appear on the submitted work itself.