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the magazine for women who write

Issue 83 has arrived and it’s overflowing with insight into some amazing writers – Maggie Gee tells us about her Achilles Heel, newly appointed Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell spills her sources of inspiration and our positive agenda piece explores grassroots philanthropy in the writing community.

Other features include:

  • The ever-popular showcase: Katherine May introduces stories and poems on the theme of ‘journey’
  • Opinion: Is winning a competition the best way to gain agent representation? Debut novelist, Katie Munnik discusses the pros and cons of having your dream come true
  • Keep moving: Christina Sanders on the science and theory behind why going for a walk can unlock your writing potential
  • Reader engagement: Claire Wingfield teaches us how to write an author newsletter that’ll build audiences ready for the publication of your first book
  • Non-fiction: Caroline Sanderson peeks into the pages of books by musicians-turned-writers
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As always, the magazine is packed with advice; original writing from our readers; our directory of competitions, lit mags and events; more…

Want to see yourself in the pages? Check out ‘submissions’ for information on all the usual (free to submit to!) slots – we want your flash fiction, poetry, pitches and so much more. And keep an eye out for Little Ms – the monthly Mslexia newsletter packed with news, reading recommendations and industry opportunities.

 

In this issue

  • Incredible journeys in poetry and prose
  • Support networks
  • Researching agents
  • Creating a newsletter
  • Fictional cults

Featured Writers

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MSLEXIA UPDATES
If you haven’t told us you want updates, we won’t send them to you. If you don’t want to miss out on information about competitions, deadlines and news, click here to sign up.


As always, the magazine is packed with advice; original writing from our readers; our directory of competitions, lit mags and events; more…

Want to see yourself in the pages? Check out ‘submissions’ for information on all the usual (free to submit to!) slots – we want your flash fiction, poetry, pitches and so much more. And keep an eye out for Little Ms – the monthly Mslexia newsletter packed with news, reading recommendations and industry opportunities.

 

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