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A new issue, three current competitions and a winner announced...

Summer is here, and through the clouds pops a brand new issue of Mslexia.

The June magazine is guest edited by the marvellous Mary Hoffman, who has filled it with a bundle of good stuff, including Danuta Kean’s investigation into men snaffling the top jobs in publishing, Naomi Elster urging writers not give up their day job and an interview with Louisa Young.

We’re also delighted to announce that Cherise Saywell is the winner of our Women’s Short Story Competition 2015! Judge Alison MacLeod selected her story ‘Pieces of Mars have fallen to Earth’ from the fantastic selection of entries we had this year.

Our Women’s Novel Competition 2015 for unpublished novelists is open now. With a 21 September deadline on the horizon, it’s time get those fingers a-tapping for the chance to win £5,000.

Our annual Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions are now closed! We’ll announce the winner of the Poetry Competition in our September issue, and the Pamphlet Competition winner in our December issue. Good luck to those of you who have entered.

Nestled in our shop are the first two in our series of Mslexia Mini writing guides. The first is Poetic Forms, a handy how-to guide to the 15 main poetic forms, and the second is First Principles, which offers advice on the main principles of writing contemporary poetry. Both are available to print out, or download to your e-reader.

Elsewhere on the website you’ll find lots of ways to submit to Mslexia (in poetry, prose and journalism) and details of what’s on in the literary world.

In this issue

  • Literary ornithology: Are you a cuckoo or a wren?
  • Men in publishing
  • Don’t give up the day job
  • Short story heroes
  • Keys to writing domestic noir

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Our annual Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions are now closed! We’ll announce the winner of the Poetry Competition in our September issue, and the Pamphlet Competition winner in our December issue. Good luck to those of you who have entered.

Nestled in our shop are the first two in our series of Mslexia Mini writing guides. The first is Poetic Forms, a handy how-to guide to the 15 main poetic forms, and the second is First Principles, which offers advice on the main principles of writing contemporary poetry. Both are available to print out, or download to your e-reader.

Elsewhere on the website you’ll find lots of ways to submit to Mslexia (in poetry, prose and journalism) and details of what’s on in the literary world.

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