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Publishing Guidelines

... 'instant self-publishing' or 'ask the editor' to review, produce and publish

Instant self-publishing


MyWork MyWords is a place where you can instantly self-publish what you think about your work and tell it like it is. This feature offers you a chance to use plain text to say what you think. Don’t worry about style or grammar, no fancy writing needed; use sentences, phrases, bullet points; good language, bad language, the language of home and of work.


We're interested in what you do, your experience and how you feel. Here is a guide to some of the things you may want to think about as you write about

Guide length

Ideally these will be 100 – 500 words, but you can use more if you feel you need to.

Who can publish

The short answer is, anyone can, from anywhere and in any language.


MyWork MyPoem allows you to instantly self-publish your poems about your work experiences directly on the WorkInWords site. If you want to rhyme that's great but if you don't that's good too.

Pick any poetry format and be creative in the way you express what your experience of work is like. what you do, where you go and what it feels like.

Guide length

Ideally these will be 100 – 500 words, but you can use more if you feel you need to.

Who can publish

The short answer is, anyone can, from anywhere and in any language.

'Ask the editor' 

Your 'Poems about work' & your 'Other Words'

Upload your poems or prose with this form. The editor will read them, select an appropriate image if required, add a brief comment and publish it. Just complete this form a press send. A confirmation screen will appear when the upload has been successful. Please stay on the page until then.


If you prefer you can send you words to including: the title, your words/ poem, your job title, country, name/ nick name and email (which will not be published).


We will extract your words from the email. You might like to enclose a text file (for example, a Word document) to ensure the formatting is maintained.


​You can also send an audio file or a video file of you or anyone else reading, if you wish. Click here to read how.


​ As you can see we like to put an image with your words on the home page so please do enclose one you would like to put with them. Alternatively, you can leave to us to select one.


​The words, prose, verse or poem can be published anonymously or with your name attached, with picture or without. Just tell us in the email which you prefer.


If you would prefer to instantly self-publish go here

There no maximum and no minimum length your poem


From anywhere,

In any laguage

What do we mean by work?

What can you write about?

What can be published (and what can't)

Remember this is your work and your are responsible for the content. We know the language and words of the workplace can be crude and hash and using them can be important to conveying the power of your experience and feelings. That is acceptable to us. 

However, pointless and gratuitous use of obscene language is not acceptable. It diminishes the author and the WorkInWords website.

You must take care not to libel others in your work.

We support the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which states "any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence shall be prohibited by law". The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) prohibits all incitement to racism. We are strong supporters of the freedom of expression but in our view the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights applies as much to the internet as elsewhere and will not be tolerated. 

If you upload or submit images to accompany you work you must ensure that you have the right to use the photograph. In submitting an image you are confirming that you have the required copyright. Any inappropriate images, for example, that which would be regarded as pornographic or depicting violence will not be permitted.

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