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Mslexia: for women who write

Welcome to Mslexia! We produce the bestselling quarterly magazine for women who write – where every reader is a potential contributor too. We publish over 70 names in every issue, so you might find your work alongside award-winning authors such as R F Kuang, Eliza Clark, Liz Berry, Diana Evans, Val McDermid or Alice Oseman.

But Mslexia is not just a magazine. We’re also proud creators of our online Salon, where members can build a community, and attend workshops, writing hours, Q&As, and our famous Agent Extravaganza. We also hold life-changing competitions, which have taken the careers of many women writers to the next level.

Then there’s the Indie Press Guide, a unique directory of over 700 independent book publishers and literary magazines. The Mslexia Minis writing guides, including the best-selling Poetic Forms and A Novel in Nine Steps. And our writer's Diary & Planner - designed to kickstart your creativity.

Our mission is to help women express themselves and get their writing noticed: in print, online and in performance. 

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Magazine

Issue 102 has landed and it’s jam-packed with information and inspiration to take your writing career to the next level.

In the Agenda feature, Sian Meades-Williams uncovers the world of writing competitions and looks at the risks posed by the lack of regulation. Elsewhere, Rosalind Moran discusses writing on your commute, Katie Spence explains how she applied what she’d learned as an Army captain to writing a novel, and Katherine May explores how to make the most of Substack. 

Plus novelist and short story writer Camilla Grudova introduces her selection of poems and stories on the theme of ‘cats’. Miaow!

And as always, the magazine is full of advice; original writing; our unique directory of competitions, lit mags and events; and more…

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Submissions

We're now accepting submissions for Issue 103! Check out all the opportunities on our 'Submissions' pages. Submit before 8 July 2024 for the chance to be published in the Autumn issue.

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Competitions

Our 2024 Fiction Competition is open for entries until 23 September. Mary-Jane Holmes will be judging our Flash Fiction category, with Leone Ross deciding on our Short Story winner, and Elle McNicholl, Caroline Carpenter and Clare Wallace judging our Children’s & YA Novel competition. 

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Subscribe to the magazine, join our online Salon, or nab a single copy of the mag to check out how our 20 submission categories look on the page – to make sure you’re aiming in the right direction!

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