Poetry

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

Get yourself into our June 2020 magazine (Issue 86) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: Ekphrastic poems (Subscribers Only)
Ekphrastic poems vividly describe a work of art, perhaps focusing on a particular part of the art, with the poet then delving deeper into their own interpretation of the artwork’s underlying story or significance.  Think Keats’ ‘On a Grecian urn’ – but we want your contemporary, fresh takes, in your own voice. Make sure your poem is no longer than 40 lines, and when you submit, please let us know (in the document) which piece of art inspired your poetry.

Poet Laureate
Imagine you are the Poet Laureate, whose task it is to respond poetically to news items and/or issues of topical importance. The actual subject matter is up to you, though we encourage you to think outside the box – local news as well as world news. Your poem must be no more than 14 lines long, please, and ideally we’d also like 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. 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:
Mslexia
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 June magazine (Issue 86) deadline is 6 April 2020. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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