Friday, 13 November 2015

Here be monsters

Myslexia invite new writers to submit poems or stories on the theme of monsters. I don't think there's any prize or payment, but I could be wrong.

update I've been informed they do pay for all published work (thanks, Linda)

It seems people who aren't women are permitted to enter this competition, but I could be wrong about that too as everything else they do seems to be for women only.

Another update. I was wrong again! Only women can submit.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy,
    Yes, they do pay for anything they publish, don't know how much though.

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  2. Hi, Patsy, they're the monsters for expecting a piece of writing for nothing. Only the glory of being in Mslexia. I used to subscribe to it years ago. When the winning stories were nothing like I'd ever write in my life, I gave up. Great picture.

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    1. It seems I was wrong about payment, Suzy. Probably not the last mistake I'll ever make!

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    2. Oops, sorry then they're not monsters at all.

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    3. We'll let them off this time then!

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  3. Never written a poem about monsters, but the statue in your photo would make a good subject.

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  4. People who aren't women... Would that be men?

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  5. Hi Patsy, they usually pay £30 for a published story. And I've checked the current issue: 'Mslexia weclomes submissions from women...' so they don't accept anything from non-women! Hope that helps.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy.

      Ooops, another thing I got wrong. I'm pretty sure I'm right about the monsters though.

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  6. If you're not a woman, say you are. It's a bit sexist, and not very fair is it? I don't know, whatever next... :-) Writing competitions for men only? I'd be pretty mad about that too.

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    1. It does seem sexist to me, Maria. I can understand wanting work which appeals to a particular readership (no publication can possibly appeal to everyone) but don't really understand why one sex or the other should be banned from submitting.

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    1. Yep, I suspect you're one of the non-women, Oscar.

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  8. Hi Patsy .. looks like you step down off your Monster pedestal for a while - and let your wits get into gear ...!! It is positively foul up here .. definitely a day for reading and writing ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, it's a good stay in and read day, Hilary.

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  9. I can't submit any of my poems? Now I feel like a monster. :'(
    Just kidding.

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    1. I'll try and find somewhere you can, Jeffrey.

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