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

Get yourself into our June magazine (issue 74) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: Concrete poems (subscribers only)
Send us your concrete poems. Your poem can be on any topic, but it must be a visual concrete poem: a poem that uses its shape to convey its meaning as much as it does its words (but the words still must be good poetry!). In its simplest form, a concrete poem may form the shape of its subject, but some concrete poems may be more abstract in their typographical approach. Examples include Anne Rouse’s Starlings. Please, when sending us your poems, take into account that this poem must fit legibly onto our pages, and restrict them to no more than 40 lines in length. We would also strongly suggest you send your poem as PDF to prevent the formatting being lost.


Read-aloud story rhymes
Many picture books for children have, at their heart, a story narrated in the form of a short rhyming text. Send us your rhyming texts of up to 200 words that tell a story to read aloud to a small child.

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 include your contact details (address, phone number and email).

The June magazine (Issue 74) deadline is 10 April 2017. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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Excited to have my flash selected for this month's Little Ms Flashcard. Thanks Mslexia.
Kerrin Leeb