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

Get yourself into our March 2019 magazine (issue 81) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: Elegy (subscribers only)
We’re moving away from structured challenges, looking now at ‘shaping’ poems. An elegy is traditionally a lamentation; a melancholic poem mourning its subject’s death, but ending in consolation. Though there is an ‘elegiac stanza’, this is not a form we’re restricting you to. Your elegy, on any subject, should be no more than 40 lines long.

Poet Laureate
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 must be no more than 14 lines long, please. If appropriate and possible, please also provide a link to the topic/news item you have chosen.

And also…

Limerick challenge
Limericks on any topic in the monthly Mslexia subscriber newsletter little ms. For information on how to submit, look in your inbox for the most recent Little Ms, or subscribe here.

Twice a year you can also send us your themed writing for the Showcase section of the magazine. The submission window is open: 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 81) deadline is 7 January 2019. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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