Poetry

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

Get yourself into our September 2019 magazine (issue 83) by submitting to…

Poetry Challenge: Aubade (Subscribers Only)
Traditionally a morning love song, or a poem about lovers separating at dawn, this form gives much space for a fresh contemporary take (like Larkin’s version some time ago) – loosely it might be called ‘a poem for the morning, a new day dawning’. Judge Linda France is very open to interpretation and experimentation, but your aubade should be no longer than 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…

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.

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 September magazine (Issue 83) deadline is 8 July 2019. Click here for the full guidelines and rates of pay.

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Thank you Mslexia for Little Ms - what a lovely lunchtime read. And I feel more informed about all things writing too!
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