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Mslexia: for women who write

Welcome to Mslexia, the only magazine where every reader is a potential contributor too. We publish over 70 different names in every issue, so you might find your work appearing alongside work by award-winning authors such as Marian Keyes, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Monique Roffey or Daisy Johnson. 

But Mslexia is not just a magazine. We’re also proud creators of 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 brand-new Writer's Diary & Planner - designed to make 2024 your most creative year yet.

Then there are our annual competitions, which have taken the careers of many women writers to the next level. And our online Salon, where members can build a community and attend writing surgeries and Q&As led by top experts.

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Magazine

Sound the new magazine klaxon – Issue 101 is out in the world, and it’s chock-a-block with revealing features, candid interviews and our usual sprinkling of writerly advice and inspiration. 

There’s a real sense of play and resilience in our spring edition – and a surprising amount of dancing. This issue looks at the value of art to our creativity and wellbeing, and the hazy boundaries between various forms, whether that be poetry, textiles, or filmmaking. In our Agenda, Frances Byrnes looks at how to keep producing work in the face of repeated setbacks, and how moving your body can help to kick your creative brain into gear.

And if you’re looking to get your work noticed, you can choose from hundreds of creative submissions slots and prestigious competitions listed in our creative directory, alongside online and in-person literary events, retreats and courses for you to expand your horizons.

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Submissions

We're now accepting submissions for Issue 102! Send us poetry for our regular slots – Poet Laureate, Eyeverse, and our subscriber-only slot Poems for the Planet. Send us fiction submissions for our Bedtime Story, Flash Challenge, and World's Wife categories. And we're also on the look out for submissions for our nonfiction slots – #amwriting, Timepiece, Pitch Perfect and more. Submit before 8 July 2024 for the chance to be featured in Issue 103.

 

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Competitions

Being placed in a Mslexia competition is a career-making opportunity. Our finalists have signed multi-book deals, been awarded grants, achieved agent represention and had their work broadcast on national radio. As well as generous cash prizes, we offer career mentoring, manuscript feedback, pitching workshops and personal introductions to agents and editors. For many, the results have been life-changing.

The Mslexia Fiction Competition 2024 will launch on 1 June 2024.

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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! You can buy from our Shop at any time, day or night, but if you want to discuss a purchase with a real-life (and really nice) human person, please call 0191 204 8860 during our office hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can also email a query to postbag@mslexia.co.uk any time. 

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