Monday, July 9, 2012

Call for Poetry/ Non-Fiction by Women: Mslexia (issue 56 / 57)

Post date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Deadline: 17 September 2012 (The Affair), 10 December 2012 (Memoir)

New Writing is a substantial section of new poetry and/or prose in the magazine, written by published and unpublished authors, selected and introduced by our New Writing Guest Editor or Competition Judge. Previous Mystery Guests and Judges include Fay Weldon, Carol Ann Duffy, Michèle Roberts, Helen Simpson, Wendy Cope, Jackie Kay, Fleur Adcock and Val McDermid. We publish two magazines a year of themed new writing, and two containing the winners of our annual poetry and short story competitions. The themes/competitions and deadlines for the upcoming issues are:


Please send poems (up to 40 lines each) or short stories (up to 2,200 words each) on the bliss, buffetting or sheer banality of a love affair.

Deadline: 17 September 2012


By popular request, a narrative nonfiction theme. Cast you rmind years back to your childhood, or just a few hours back to last night, or to any destination in between – and send us a slice of your life. Up to two submissions of up to 2,200 words each.

Deadline: 10 December 2012


If you are living in the UK, you MUST send your Themed New Writing submission by post. If you would like a response, please ensure you include your email address. You need only include an SAE if you would like an acknowledgement. For the affair, send up to four poems of 40 lines each or up to two stories of up to 2,200 wds each – for Memoir send up to two submissions of narrative nonfiction of up to 2,200 words each – by post to:

'The affair' or 'Memoir'
Mslexia Publications
PO Box 656
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1PZ.

Sorry, but we only accept email submissions for Themed New Writing from overseas writers.

PAYMENT: We pay for published submissions. The basic rates for New Writing are £25 per poem, and £15 per thousand words of prose.


For queries/ submissions:

For submissions: (non-UK writers), 'The affair' or 'Memoir', Mslexia Publications, PO Box 656, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1PZ (UK-based writers)