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Well what do we have here? It’s only our brand-spanking, shiny new website!

Don’t worry, we’ve kept all the good stuff from our old site, but it’s now in a jazzy new form. Have a wander – you’ll find details about the magazine, lots of ways to submit to Mslexia, information on our current competitions (alongside workshops to inspire your submissions) and details of what’s on in the literary world.

Meanwhile, Debbie’s been dotting i’s and crossing the t’s on our March issue, we’ve welcomed two new team members to Mslexia Towers to help with exciting new projects.

We hope you enjoy the new-and-improved website. If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear it.

In this issue

  • Should Batgirl be cured? Disability in literature
  • Poetry as exorcism
  • The joy of journalism
  • High-concept novels
  • Voices in your head

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We hope you enjoy the new-and-improved website. If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear it.

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