Poetry

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

Get yourself into our September magazine (issue 75) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: (subscribers only)
Pantoum: send us your best poem(s) in Pantoum form. A pantoum is usually constructed of four-line stanzas. The 2nd and 4th line of each stanza become the 1st and 2nd of the following stanza. A rhyme scheme is optional. In the last stanza, the 2nd and 4th lines are the 3rd and 1st of the first stanza. There is technically no limit to the number of stanzas, but please ensure your entry to us is no more than 40 lines long!

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:
Mslexia
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1PZ.

Don’t forget to include your contact details (address, phone number and email).

The September magazine (Issue 75) deadline is 10 July 2017. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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