Writers of verse, come this way – we are waiting for your submissions.

Get yourself into our June magazine (issue 78) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: (subscribers only)
List Poems of up to 40 lines: a poetic list or inventory of items, people, places, or ideas – or even instructions. Deceptively simple to read, whether rhyming or not, list poems should be well thought out and convey a complete story idea. For good examples, check out Penelope Shuttle’s poem ‘Task’, or her poem ‘Memory is a sort of folklore’.

Poet Laureate
New for Issue 78: imagine you are the Poet Laureate, whose task it is to respond poetically to new items and/or issues of topical importance. The actual subject matter is up to you, but your poem should be no more than 14 lines, please. If appropriate and possible, please also provide a link to the topic/news item you have chosen.

And also…

Petits fours competition
Four lines that don’t have to rhyme, based on a topic set in the monthly Mslexia subscriber newsletter little ms (subscribe here).

Twice a year you can also send us your themed writing for the Showcase section of the magazine. The submission window is opening soon: see Themed Writing for more info.

Don’t forget to look out for our annual Women’s Writing Competitions.

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

Alternatively, send your submission by post to:
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 March magazine (Issue 78) deadline is 9 April 2018. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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