Welcome to Mslexia

The magazine for women who write

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, and entries to our Women’s Short Story Competition 2015 are flying in.

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

In this issue

  • The people who pay writers with jam
  • In the mind of a man
  • Writing for free
  • Creating a performance
  • Self-help books

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Number two is about the frailties and fault lines of characters. We hope it gets you scribbling!

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