Call for Submissions: Small Words

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” – C.S. Lewis

Taking Lewis’s idea of ‘retelling in small letters’, we’re inviting you to submit your best words on three themes, each short but sharp:

Limericks on the News

In the footsteps of’s long-running A Limerick A Day series by John Moynes, we’re inviting you to respond to an item in the news and tell us your best limerick in response. Your verse can be about any newsworthy subject.

These can be in the traditional 5-7-5 format or more informal, as long as your poem has three lines.

Simply, one sentence that reads the same backwards as it does forwards. We’re looking for originality, with lines that maintain clear meaning. Here’s our best effort: “Panda had a little belt til Ada had nap.”

The best responses will be published on the website.

Submission guidelines:
Sign up to our newsletter (if you haven’t already done so)
Please send in a maximum of one poem/palindrome for each category
Send the poem in the body of an email to
All entries must be previously unpublished
Include your name, town / city, Twitter handle (if you have one) and a brief biog (max. fifty words)
Please remember to send a link along with your limerick if you’re responding to a particular article or report.
Deadline: Sunday 22nd October

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