Poetry

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

Get yourself into our March 2021 magazine (Issue 89) by submitting to:

Eyeverse
A short poem (no more than four lines) on any subject, plus an original illustration, which may be a drawing, painting or photograph, but must be created by the poet herself or by someone who has given permission for the illustration to be used with the poem.

SUBSCRIBER ONLY Poetry Challenge – Poems for the Planet – Fish: The next issue’s Poems for the Planet theme is Fish. Submit up to 40 lines.

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…

Clerihew challenge
Clerihews 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 March magazine (Issue 89) deadline is 11 January 2021. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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