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In this magazine
Featuring… HANIF KUREISHI ◊ KATE CLANCHY ◊ ANNE ROWSE ◊ ALI SMITH ◊ GILLIAN ALLNUTT ◊ EVE POLLARD
The masculine aesthetic
Debbie Taylor looks at literary standards at the start of the new millennium. Is there a masculine aesthetic? And what does that mean for women’s writing?
Novelist Hanif Kureishi talks to Melanie Ashby
Boys will be boys
Sarah Spiller investigates the other planet that is the men’s book market – and asks a male guinea pig what he thinks.
Is it still men in grey suits at the top? Melanie Ashby finds out whether the gender balance in journalism and the book trade has improved, and asks how men feel about the changes.
Head to head
Top authors Sean O’Brien and Jane Rogers give their ‘view from here’ on men, women and the business of writing.
Under your skin
Helen Sandler used to enjoy writing as Jim Hardacre; she asks fellow women writers why they like to ‘cross over’.
NEW WRITING: MADNESS
Poetry and prose selected by Kate Clanchy
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Concrete poetry with a specially-commissioned example by Anne Rowse
What Eve Pollard 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