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the magazine for women who write

Issue 88 of Mslexia features top authors Sarah Hall, Nikita Gill, Sarah Moss, Rachel Holmes, Jill Dawson, Kate Clanchy and many more.

As usual, the magazine is full of creative inspiration, practical advice and original poetry, fiction and memoir –  as well as our unique listing of over 120 writing competitions and submission opportunities, plus lots of online workshops, courses and events.


  • Back to the Fifties: Debbie Taylor analyses the results of our ‘lockdown survey’ – and discovers women writers split into two dramatically different groups by their domestic duties
  • What’s happening in cosy crime? Julie Vuong talks to specialist agents and editors and highlights latest trends in this bestselling genre
  • Cat woman: What can a 1970s filmmaker can teach a 2020s historical novelist about plotting? Stacy Halls explains
  • Novelist Sarah Moss explains why she has written and abandoned four novels – and why she sees this as a good thing
  • Acclaimed playwright and tutor Margaret Wilkinson spells out how to go about plotting a play
  • Self-publishing guru Debbie Young looks at how to self-publish and sell novels for children

 

 

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  • Award-winning YA author Laura Steven was terrified new motherhood would undermine her writing. She explains how she made sure it wouldn’t
  • Melissa Benn talks to cultural historian Rachel Holmes about women’s rebellion, resistance and continuity in political thinking
  • Showcase: Sarah Hall and Ingrid Jendrzejewski introduce the winners of the 2020 Mslexia Short Story and Flash Fiction Competitions. Read the winning entries along with insights into our judges’ thoughts about the submissions.

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.

In this issue

  • Back to the Fifties
  • Short Story and Flash Fiction 2020 Winners
  • Plotting a play
  • A Spoonful of Sugar

Featured Writers

Excited to have my flash selected for this month's Little Ms Flashcard. Thanks Mslexia.
Kerrin Leeb
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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.

 

  • Award-winning YA author Laura Steven was terrified new motherhood would undermine her writing. She explains how she made sure it wouldn’t
  • Melissa Benn talks to cultural historian Rachel Holmes about women’s rebellion, resistance and continuity in political thinking
  • Showcase: Sarah Hall and Ingrid Jendrzejewski introduce the winners of the 2020 Mslexia Short Story and Flash Fiction Competitions. Read the winning entries along with insights into our judges’ thoughts about the submissions.

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