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Mslexia welcomes article and interview proposals 

Journalism pitches for articles and interviews are welcome at any time. Send us a 200-word proposal, plus a brief CV and a published or unpublished example of your writing. 

Full-length articles are around 1,600 words long – there are at least three in each edition. We also commission a feature-length author interview of around 2,500 words for each edition and a lead 'Agenda' piece of around 3,000 words. (Our lead author interview always profiles an author with a substantial body of work, who is not currently promoting a new book. Debuts and new releases are covered in other interview and article slots.)

We normally commission magazine articles in December, March, June and September. At this time we revisit all pitches received in the previous 12 months, on a rolling basis, and frequently commission articles pitched many months previously. During that period, feel free to pitch your idea elsewhere – and good luck! If you have not heard from us after 12 months it’s unlikely that we will commission the article you have pitched, but please do try again with another idea, or with a fresh slant on your original pitch.

Please familiarise yourself with the magazine before pitching. You can buy the latest issue here

My Portfolio Career  

Most writers’ lives are a mosaic of paid and unpaid work, including day jobs, caring duties, teaching, performance and journalism, as well as creative writing. If you would like a chance to explain how your writing fits in to your life, let us know. Pitch us by simply listing your main creative genre, plus two or three other aspects of your working life, e.g. ‘Writing poetry, working in a café, freelance website design, caring for elderly father’. We will get in touch if we want to commission an article. 

#amwriting  

We want to hear from writers who manage to continue with their creative work despite a particular challenge, e.g. new baby, long-term illness, English as a second language, depression, no Wi-Fi connection, family ridicule... Pitch us by stating your main creative genre, plus a key ongoing challenge you grapple with in order to continue writing – no more than 200 words in all. We will get in touch if we want to commission a full article.

How to Submit

Submitting online

To submit, complete the form below this section and upload your submission document.

Submit Online

Submitting by post

Alternatively, send your entry by post to:

Mslexia
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1PZ

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.

Submit your work

This form is for writers submitting work for Mslexia magazine. If you are submitting several pieces, please use a new form for each submission. (There is a different form for competition entries that you can access via the Competitions area of the website.)

Your message

There is no need to include a cover letter with your submission, but you are welcome to use this space if you would like to tell us something about your writing or yourself, or to comment in any way on Mslexia. If we want to publish all or some of this for the ‘What you’re saying’ section of the magazine, we promise to contact you first to seek permission.

Upload your submission

All commonly used file types are acceptable, including .doc, .docx, .pdf, .pages, .txt, .rtf, .jpeg, .jpg and .png. If we are unable to read your submission, we will get in touch.

New submission categories

Some of our submission categories change quarterly; others every six months; and we refresh the entire magazine on an annual basis. Tick the box if you’d like to be kept in touch with any changes.