Poetry

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

Get yourself into our June 2019 magazine (issue 82) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: Ode (subscribers only)
An ode is a lyrical poem that glorifies or praises an event or individual – intellectually as well as emotionally. Odes are sincere, imaginative, and often quite elaborate in form. There is a classic three-part ode structure, but we are not limiting you to this. We only ask that your ode, on any subject, is no more than 40 lines long.

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.

Poetry Film
Following on from Claire Trevien’s how-to series on making your own performance poetry films, in April we’ll be running a small poetry film festival on Mslexia Max. To submit your poetry film for inclusion, simply upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or any other embeddable video hosting site, and send us the link in an email to submissions@mslexia.co.uk, along with up to 100 words about the process of making your film.

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. The submission window is open: 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.*

*We are aware that some writers are experiencing problems with our submission form. We are working on fixing the problem, but in the meantime, if you get an error message, please send your submission to submissions@mslexia.co.uk, clearing stating the submission category in the subject line, and including the details requested in the form below in your email.

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 82) deadline is 8 April 2019. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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