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

Get yourself into our December magazine (issue 76) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: (subscribers only)
Poems on any topic, but must adhere to the specular (reverse poem) form. Invented by Julia Copus, and also known as ‘mirror poetry’, specular poems are those in which the lines in the second half of a poem are exactly the same as those in the first half, but in the reverse order. So the first line is also the last line, the second is also the second-to-last line, and so on. The punctuation may be varied in order for the structure to make sense.

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 December magazine (Issue 76) deadline is 9 October 2017. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

Submit poetry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Yay! Little Ms Day has arrived. Can't think of a better way to procrastinate.
Beatrice Charles