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Welcome to the archive of magazine contents. Here you will find a listing of all of our magazines with a brief contents summary. For further details of each issue click on the link for full contents. To explore the current issue, click here.

Issue 1

Spring 1999

  • ◊ Agenda - Three Cures for Mslexia
  • ◊ Interview - Barbara Trapido
  • ◊ New Writing: Erotic Writing - Michèle Roberts
  • ◊ PLUS: Selima Hill ◊ Val McDermid ◊ Maggie Gee
  • More about this Issue

Issue 2

Summer 1999

  • ◊ Agenda - Writing as Therapy
  • ◊ Interview - AL Kennedy
  • ◊ New Writing: Death - Jackie Kay
  • ◊ PLUS: Wendy Cope ◊ Patricia Duncker ◊ Germaine Greer
  • More about this Issue

Issue 3

Autumn 1999

  • ◊ Agenda - Making Money: The Poverty of the Bestselling Author
  • ◊ Interview - UA Fanthorpe
  • ◊ New Writing: Man & Boy - Hilary Mantel
  • ◊ PLUS: Carol Rumens ◊ Wendy Robertson ◊ Edwina Currie
  • More about this Issue

Issue 4

Winter/Spring 2000

  • ◊ Agenda - Time Management
  • ◊ Interview - Meera Syal
  • ◊ New Writing: Fat Ladies - Fay Weldon
  • ◊ PLUS: Maura Dooley ◊ Gillian Allnutt ◊ Bea Campbell
  • More about this Issue

Issue 5

Spring/Summer 2000

  • ◊ Agenda - Reviewing the Reviewers
  • ◊ Interview - Pat Barker
  • ◊ New Writing: Aliens - Maggie Gee
  • ◊ PLUS: Jackie Hardy ◊ Carol Clewlow ◊ Maggie O'Farrell
  • More about this Issue

Issue 6

Summer/Autumn 2000

  • ◊ Agenda - The Problem with Poetry
  • ◊ Interview - Selima Hill
  • ◊ New Writing: Fire - Candia McWilliam
  • ◊ PLUS: Gillian Allnutt ◊ Jenni Murray
  • More about this Issue

Issue 7

Autumn/Winter 2000

  • ◊ Agenda - Between the Covers of Women's Magazines
  • ◊ Interview - Stella Duffy
  • ◊ New Writing: Fur - Linda Grant
  • ◊ PLUS: Penelope Shuttle ◊ Rosalind Coward
  • More about this Issue

Issue 8

Winter/Spring 2001

  • ◊ Agenda - Twisted Sisters: Female Rivalry
  • ◊ Interview - Cathy Kelly
  • ◊ New Writing: Faction - Carol Ann Duffy
  • ◊ PLUS: UA Fanthorpe ◊ Michelene Wandor ◊ Glenda Jackson
  • More about this Issue

Issue 9

Spring/Summer 2001

  • ◊ Agenda - The Female Brain
  • ◊ Interview - Kathleen Jamie
  • ◊ New Writing: Blood - Julie Myerson
  • ◊ PLUS: Mimi Khalvati ◊ Sarah Dunant ◊ Rosie Boycott
  • More about this Issue

Issue 10

Summer/Autumn 2001

  • ◊ Agenda - Ageing: The Future of Writing
  • ◊ Interview - Margaret Atwood
  • ◊ New Writing: Conversation - Michelene Wandor
  • ◊ PLUS: Ruth Padel ◊ Zoe Fairbairns ◊ Claire Rayner
  • More about this Issue

Issue 11

Autumn/Winter 2001

  • ◊ Agenda - The Hand Across Our Mouths: Censorship
  • ◊ Interview - Joolz
  • ◊ New Writing: Water - Wendy Cope
  • ◊ PLUS: Sophie Hannah ◊ Lydia Fulleylove ◊ Kirsty Wark
  • More about this Issue

Issue 12

Winter/Spring 2002

  • ◊ Agenda - The Age of the Bestseller
  • ◊ Interview - Helen Dunmore
  • ◊ New Writing: Autobiography - Emma Tennant
  • ◊ PLUS: Carole Satyamurti ◊ Marcelle D'Argy Smith
  • More about this Issue

Issue 13

Spring/Summer 2002

  • ◊ Agenda - The Masculine Aesthetic
  • ◊ Interview - Hanif Kureishi
  • ◊ New Writing: Madness - Kate Clanchy
  • ◊ PLUS: Anne Rowse ◊ Ali Smith ◊ Eve Pollard
  • More about this Issue

Issue 14

Summer/Autumn 2002

  • ◊ Agenda - Children's Books: The Potter Effect
  • ◊ Interview - PD James
  • ◊ New Writing: Colour - Sara Maitland
  • ◊ PLUS: Moniza Alvi ◊ Livi Michael ◊ Tracey Emin
  • More about this Issue

Issue 15

Oct/Nov/Dec 2002

  • ◊ Agenda - Deconstructing Creativity
  • ◊ Interview - Rose Tremain
  • ◊ New Writing: Fairytales - Adèle Geras
  • ◊ PLUS: Maggie Gee ◊ Trezza Azzopardi ◊ Sandi Toksvig
  • More about this Issue

Issue 16

Jan/Feb/Mar 2003

  • ◊ Agenda - Endangered Species: The Parlous State of Short Story Publishing
  • ◊ Interview - Joanne Harris
  • ◊ New Writing: Babies - Deborah Moggach
  • ◊ PLUS: Barbara Trapido ◊ Jo Shapcott ◊ Rabbi Julia Neuberger
  • More about this Issue

Issue 17

Apr/May/Jun 2003

  • ◊ Agenda - A Bigger Splash: Why PR is so Important in Publishing
  • ◊ Interview - Ruth Padel
  • ◊ New Writing: Interview - Kathleen Jamie
  • ◊ PLUS: Margaret Drabble ◊ Janice Galloway ◊ Francine Stock
  • More about this Issue

Issue 18

Jul/Aug/Sep 2003

  • ◊ Agenda - I Did It My Way: The Rise in Self◊ publishing
  • ◊ Interview - Ali Smith ◊ Frances Gapper
  • ◊ New Writing: Romance - Sophie Hannah
  • ◊ PLUS: Joanna Trollope ◊ Anne Fine ◊ Baroness Susan Greenfield
  • More about this Issue

Issue 19

Oct/Nov/Dec 2003

  • ◊ Agenda - Waving or Drowning?: The World of Women's Publishing ◊ Danuta Kean
  • ◊ Interview - Beryl Bainbridge
  • ◊ New Writing: Hit and Run - Louise Welsh
  • ◊ PLUS: Julia Darling ◊ Allison Pearson ◊ Claire Armitstead
  • More about this Issue

Issue 20

Jan/Feb/Mar 2004

  • ◊ Agenda - A Walk on the Weird Side: SciFi and Fantasy
  • ◊ Interview - Sarah Waters
  • ◊ New Writing: Ice - Liz Lochhead
  • ◊ PLUS: Jackie Kay ◊ Clare Morrall ◊ Joan Bakewell
  • More about this Issue

Issue 21

Apr/May/Jun 2004

  • ◊ Agenda - Can Writing be Taught?
  • ◊ Interview - Jenny Colgan
  • ◊ New Writing: God - Michèle Roberts
  • ◊ PLUS: Emma Brockes ◊ Jane Rogers ◊ Shazia Murza
  • More about this Issue

Issue 22

Jul/Aug/Sep 2004

  • ◊ Agenda - Bedtime Stories: Does 'Sex Sell'? ◊ Danuta Kean
  • ◊ Interview - Anne Michaels
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2004 - Selima Hill
  • ◊ PLUS: Jill Dawson ◊ Val McDermid ◊ Tessa Jowell
  • More about this Issue

Issue 23

Oct/Nov/Dec 2004

  • ◊ Agenda - One Baby Equals Two Unwritten Books
  • ◊ Interview - Claire Tomalin
  • ◊ New Writing: Horror - Muriel Gray
  • ◊ PLUS: Julie Myerson ◊ Kate Saunders ◊ Polly Toynbee
  • More about this Issue

Issue 24

Jan/Feb/Mar 2005

  • ◊ Agenda - The Next Big Thing: Is it Possible to Predict the Future of Publishing?
  • ◊ Interview - Monica Ali
  • ◊ New Writing: Shoes - Julia Darling
  • ◊ PLUS: Katie Fforde ◊ Jenny Eclair
  • More about this Issue

Issue 25

Apr/May/Jun 2005

  • ◊ Agenda - The Small Press Revolution ◊ Danuta Kean
  • ◊ Interview - Andrea Levy
  • ◊ New Writing: Dogs - Barbara Trapido
  • ◊ PLUS: Margaret Forster ◊ Wendy Cope ◊ Rowan Pelling
  • More about this Issue

Issue 26

Jul/Aug/Sep 2005

  • ◊ Agenda - Holding Out for a Hero: What Women Writers Need from their Partners
  • ◊ Interview - Diana Wynne Jones
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2005 - Jo Shapcott
  • ◊ PLUS: Stella Duffy ◊ Colette Bryce ◊ Daisy Goodwin
  • More about this Issue

Issue 27

Oct/Nov/Dec 2005

  • ◊ Agenda - Campaign for Real Women
  • ◊ Interview - Kate Atkinson
  • ◊ New Writing: Flying - Helen Simpson
  • ◊ PLUS: Carol Clewlow ◊ Kathy Lette ◊ Tracey Wilkinson
  • More about this Issue

Issue 28

Jan/Feb/Mar 2006

  • ◊ Agenda - The Rise of Lit Lite
  • ◊ Interview - Joanna Trollope
  • ◊ New Writing: Seven Deadly Sins - Kate Mosse
  • ◊ PLUS: Malorie Blackman ◊ Sinead Morrisey ◊ Sue Lloyd Roberts'
  • More about this Issue

Issue 29

Apr/May/Jun 2006

  • ◊ Agenda - Don't Give Up the Day Job
  • ◊ Interview - Bernardine Evaristo
  • ◊ New Writing: Children's Voices - Jill Dawson
  • ◊ PLUS: Candida Clark ◊ Kathleen Jamie ◊ Carmen Callil
  • More about this Issue

Issue 30

Jul/Aug/Sep 2006

  • ◊ Agenda - Blood, Money and Motives: Why Literary Authors are Turning to Crime
  • ◊ Interview - Hilary Mantel
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2006 - Wendy Cope
  • ◊ PLUS: Aminatta Forna ◊ Louise Doughty ◊ Anne Massey
  • More about this Issue

Issue 31

Oct/Nov/Dec 2006

  • ◊ Agenda - Plagiarism: The Sincerest Form of Flattery? ◊ Danuta Kean
  • ◊ Interview - Diana Evans
  • ◊ New Writing: Travellers' Tales - Sara Wheeler
  • ◊ PLUS: Kitty Fitzgerald ◊ Patience Agbabi ◊ Shami Chakrabarti
  • More about this Issue

Issue 32

Jan/Feb/Mar 2007

  • ◊ Agenda - Nature vs. Nurture: Is there a Writing Gene? ◊ Brigid McConville
  • ◊ Interview - Joanna Briscoe
  • ◊ New Writing: Rain - Kirsty Gunn
  • ◊ PLUS: Deborah Moggach ◊ Maeve Binchy ◊ Corinne Bailey Rae
  • More about this Issue

Issue 33

Apr/May/Jun 2007

  • ◊ Agenda - From Page to Screen
  • ◊ Interview - Penelope Shuttle
  • ◊ New Writing: The Garden - Val McDermid
  • ◊ PLUS: Tracy Chevalier ◊ Eva Salzman ◊ Emma Brockes
  • More about this Issue

Issue 34

Jul/Aug/Sep 2007

  • ◊ Agenda - Webdream Weavers
  • ◊ Interview - Sophie Kinsella
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2007 - UA Fanthorpe and RV Bailey
  • ◊ PLUS: Helen Oyeyemi ◊ Joanne Harris ◊ Brenda Blethyn
  • More about this Issue

Issue 35

Oct/Nov/Dec 2007

  • ◊ Agenda - Behind the Iran Curtain
  • ◊ Interview - Helen Simpson
  • ◊ New Writing: Mirror, mirror - Gillian Allnutt
  • ◊ PLUS: Charlotte Mendelson ◊ Jean Sprackland ◊ Kate Nash
  • More about this Issue

Issue 36

Jan/Feb/Mar 2008

  • ◊ Agenda - GIrls Aloud: The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction
  • ◊ Interview - Scarlett Thomas
  • ◊ New Writing: Gloves - Stella Duffy
  • ◊ PLUS: Kate Grenville ◊ Tamasin Day Lewis ◊ Tess Gerritsen
  • More about this Issue

Issue 37

Apr/May/Jun 2008

  • ◊ Agenda - The Road Less Travelled: British Antarctic Survey's Artist in Residence
  • ◊ Interview - Posy Simmonds
  • ◊ New Writing: Zoo - Fleur Adcock
  • ◊ PLUS: Thamima Anam ◊ Wendy Holden ◊ Bonnie Greer
  • More about this Issue

Issue 38

Jul/Aug/Sep 2008

  • ◊ Agenda - The New Publishing Revolution
  • ◊ Interview - Aminatta Forna
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2008 - Carol Ann Duffy
  • ◊ PLUS: Stella Blackstone ◊ Fay Weldon ◊ Fi Glover
  • More about this Issue

Issue 39

Oct/Nov/Dec 2008

  • ◊ Agenda - Places of Our Own: The literary tourist trail
  • ◊ Interview - Isabel Allende
  • ◊ New Writing: Bugs – Carol Birch
  • ◊ PLUS: Amanda Dalton ◊ Alexandra Fuller ◊ Julie Walters
  • More about this Issue

Issue 40

Jan/Feb/Mar 2009

  • ◊ Agenda - The Dragonesses Awaken! – Welsh women writers
  • ◊ Interview - Maggie O'Farrell
  • ◊ New Writing: The Four Elements - Lavinia Greenlaw
  • ◊ PLUS: Kathy Reichs ◊ Kate Summerscale ◊ Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • More about this Issue

Issue 41

Apr/May/Jun 2009

  • ◊ Agenda - Sleight of Hand - Bookmaking
  • ◊ Interview - Nicola Barker
  • ◊ New Writing: Short Story Competition 2009 - Helen Simpson
  • ◊ PLUS: Ursula K Le Guin ◊ Sophie Hannah ◊ Julia Hobsbawm
  • More about this Issue

Issue 42

Jul/Aug/Sep 2009

  • ◊ Agenda - Reading Matters – the importance of reading for the young
  • ◊ Interview - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2009 - Ruth Padel
  • ◊ PLUS: Jen Hadfield ◊ Sarah Waters ◊ Lesley Lokko
  • More about this Issue

Issue 43

Oct/Nov/Dec 2009

  • ◊ Agenda - Between the Covers - the state of the publishing industry
  • ◊ Interview - Lynn Barber
  • ◊ New Writing: Idols – Patience Agbabi
  • ◊ PLUS: Diana Evans ◊ Kira Cochrane ◊ Jane Gardam
  • More about this Issue

Issue 44

Jan/Feb/Mar 2010

  • ◊ Agenda - Revisiting the Reviews
  • ◊ Interview - Naomi Alderman
  • ◊ New Writing: Skin - Alex Clark
  • ◊ PLUS: Sara Wheeler ◊ Bernardine Evaristo ◊ Hilary Bradt
  • More about this Issue

Issue 45

Apr/May/Jun 2010

  • ◊ Agenda - In the Loop – how women are driving the digital revolution
  • ◊ Interview - Kamila Shamsie
  • ◊ New Writing: Short Story Competition 2010 – Tracy Chevalier
  • ◊ PLUS: Dreda Say Mitchell ◊ Jodi Picoult ◊ Victoria Coren
  • More about this Issue

Issue 46

Jul/Aug/Sep 2010

  • ◊ Agenda - In These Financial Times
  • ◊ Interview - Claudia Roden
  • ◊ New Writing: Into the Deep – Christina Patterson
  • ◊ PLUS: Maggie Gee ◊ Jill Mansell ◊ Jancis Robinson
  • More about this Issue

Issue 47

Oct/Nov/Dec 2010

  • ◊ Agenda - Funny Girls
  • ◊ Interview - Jojo Moyes
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2010 – Vick Feaver
  • ◊ PLUS: Viv Groskop ◊ Monique Roffey ◊ Tracey Thorn
  • More about this Issue

Issue 48

Jan/Feb/Mar 2011

  • ◊ Agenda - Hard Times
  • ◊ Interview - Susan Hill
  • ◊ New Writing: Departures - Amanda Craig
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor Danuta Kean ◊ Pascale Petit ◊ Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • More about this Issue

Issue 49

Apr/May/Jun 2011

  • ◊ Agenda - The Mid-list Crisis
  • ◊ Interview - Mary Hoffman
  • ◊ New Writing: Short Story Competition 2011 - Jackie Kay
  • ◊ PLUS: Celia Imrie ◊ Louise Doughty ◊ Linda France
  • More about this Issue

Issue 50

Jul/Aug/Sep 2011

  • ◊ Agenda - Boutique Books – Small Press Publishing
  • ◊ Interview - Leila Aboulela
  • ◊ New Writing: Ego - Salley Vickers
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor Elsbeth Lindner ◊ Elaine Feinstein ◊ Kate Pullinger ◊ Miriam Margolyes
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 51

Oct/Nov/Dec 2011

  • ◊ Agenda - e-pportunities – what the digital revolution has to offer women writers
  • ◊ Interview - Sally Wainwright
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2011 - Jo Shapcott
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor Val McDermid ◊ Stella Duffy ◊ Meg Rosoff ◊ Sarah Brown
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 52

Dec/Jan/Feb 2011/12

  • ◊ Agenda - The case for 4x4 fiction
  • ◊ Interview - Gillian Slovo
  • ◊ New Writing: Motherhood - Kate Figes
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor: Linda Kelsey ◊ Amanda Craig ◊ Lavinia Greenlaw ◊ Alexandra Shulman
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 53

Mar/Apr/May 2012

  • ◊ Agenda - Negative feedback
  • ◊ Interview - Alice Oswald
  • ◊ New Writing: In the year 2212 - Ann VanderMeer
  • ◊ PLUS: Celia Rees ◊ Ruth Padel ◊ Kona Macphee ◊ Ann Widdecombe
  • More about this Issue

Issue 54

Jun/Jul/Aug 2012

  • ◊ Agenda - Dyke writing
  • ◊ Interview - Sarah Hall talks to Bidisha
  • ◊ New Writing: Short Story Competition 2012 – Tessa Hadley
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor: Suzi Feay ◊ Scarlett Thomas ◊ Katy Guest ◊ Mimi Khalvati ◊ Rachel Johnson
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 55

Sep/Oct/Nov 2012

  • ◊ Agenda - The multiple challenges facing women writers
  • ◊ Interview - Caroline Sanderson talks to Deborah Moggach
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2012 – Gillian Clarke
  • ◊ PLUS: Guest editor: Danuta Kean ◊ Amanda Craig ◊ Michelle Paver ◊ Chrissie Wellington
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 56

Dec/Jan/Feb 2012/13

  • ◊ Agenda - Do the social media really sell books?
  • ◊ Interview - Diana Athill talks to Homa Khaleeli
  • ◊ New Writing: The affair – Sarah Dunant
  • ◊ PLUS: Bidisha ◊ Viv Groskop ◊ Judy Chicago
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 57

Mar/Apr/May 2013

  • ◊ Agenda - Do antidepressants affect women's writing?
  • ◊ Interview - Gwyneth Lewis
  • ◊ New Writing: Memoir – Rachel Cusk
  • ◊ PLUS: Homa Khaleeli ◊ Jenny Colgan ◊ Kirsty Lang
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 58

Jun/Jul/Aug 2013

  • ◊ Agenda - Has feisty gone out of fashion?
  • ◊ Interview - Deborah Levy
  • ◊ New Writing: Short Story Competition 2013 – Janice Galloway
  • ◊ PLUS: Amanda Craig ◊ Viv Groskop ◊ Elizabeth Fremantle
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 59

Sep/Oct/Nov 2013

  • ◊ Agenda - Survival of the fittest
  • ◊ Interview - Sophie Hannah
  • ◊ New Writing: Poetry Competition 2013 - Kathleen Jamie
  • ◊ PLUS: Maggie Gee ◊ Lesley Thomson ◊ Harriet Harman
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 60

Dec/Jan/Feb 2013-14

  • ◊ Agenda - Dark matter
  • ◊ Interview - Lucy Prebble
  • ◊ New Writing: Pascale Petit introduces 'Foreign parts' submissions
  • ◊ PLUS: Deborah Moggach ◊ Liz Jensen ◊ Jill Dawson
  • More about this Issue

ISSUE 61

Mar/Apr/May 2014

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BOOKS

What to read, what not to read: Mslexia readers & reviewers give their verdict on the latest books, plus our celebrity guest reveals what's on her Bedside Table. Explore Books

THE Mslexia INTERVIEW

We find out what makes a successful author tick in this in-depth one-to-one on the highs and lows of writing and getting published. Read from the current Mslexia Interview

NEW WRITING

Sample the best freshly-picked writing as chosen by our guest author and read her essay; plus - we announce the new submission theme. Go to New Writing



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