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In this magazine
Featuring… MARGARET ATWOOD ◊ MAGGIE GEE ◊ MICHELENE WANDOR ◊ RUTH PADEL ◊ CLAIRE RAYNER
Ageing: The future of writing
In just a few years women over 60 will be the biggest age-group in the UK. Debbie Taylor sees a revolution brewing in literature and concludes that there has never been a better time for a woman writer to grow old.
Novelist Margaret Atwood talks to Debbie Taylor
Have book, will travel
Why do most aspiring writers read so little? Maggie Gee argues that if we don’t read, we deny ourselves the information and inspiration we need.
Elsbeth Lindner of the Women’s Press thought she knew all there was to know about the balance of power between the author and editor. Then she wrote a novel.
The book of the film
Jane Harris explains how the principles and disciplines of screenwriting can help a novelist structure and prioritise her work.
MIND AND BODY: The Mozart Effect
Katrina Crosbie on how the rhythms of music can influence the rhythms of your brain
NEW WRITING: CONVERSATION
Poetry and prose selected by Michelene Wandor
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Tanka with a specially-commissioned example by Ruth Padel
What Claire Rayner likes to read
Nuts & Bolts, First Person Singular, Getting Started in…, The Slush Pile
The Blank Page - workshop with Margaret Wilkinson
Word Surgeon with Dr Ingrid K
Literary analysis, Small Press Fiction, Best Ever Books by Women, Publishers' List profile, Mslexia book reviews
Everything a writer needs to know: competitions, submissions requests, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues
THE Mslexia ARCHIVE
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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
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