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Issue 82 has landed and it’s packed with insight into some amazing writers – Michelle Paver tells us about her Achilles Heel (or, as she prefers, Gordian Knot), Tishani Doshi opens up to Sandeep Parmar, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm tells us about how she got into scriptwriting, Konnie Huq tells us what’s on her bedside table and Irenosen Okojie gives us her top writing tip.

Other features include:

  • the ever-popular Agenda: a deep dive by Editor Debbie Taylor into the revolutionary effects of cultural democracy
  • Crime: an exploration into why so many romance writers successfully turn their pens to crime by Jane Corry
  • Genre: a look at the rise of genre-bending fiction with Sophie van Llewyn
  • Non-fiction: Alison Flood uncovers why the industry’s biggest appetite is for narrative non-fiction

Find out the winners of our Mslexia Fiction Awards 2018 (Novel and Novella), and read Linda Grant’s pick of the poetry and prose we received on the theme of Clothes.

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We’ve also launched this year’s Mslexia Fiction Competitions (that’s Flash Fiction, Short Story AND Adult Novel), and the Mslexia/PBS Poetry and Pamphlet competitions is open to entries too!

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

  • Reinventing the novel
  • Cultural democracy
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • Songwriting

Featured Writers

Excited to have my flash selected for this month's Little Ms Flashcard. Thanks Mslexia.
Kerrin Leeb
WRITING
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We’ve also launched this year’s Mslexia Fiction Competitions (that’s Flash Fiction, Short Story AND Adult Novel), and the Mslexia/PBS Poetry and Pamphlet competitions is open to entries too!

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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