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In this magazine
Featuring… U A FANTHORPE ◊ HILARY MANTEL ◊ CAROL RUMENS ◊ WENDY ROBERTSON ◊ EDWINA CURRIE
AGENDA: Making money
The poverty of the best-selling author
Respected literary authors earn a pittance compared to the kinds and queens of genre. Debbie Taylor investigates who’s making serious money our of writing.
Poet U A Fanthorpe talks to Debbie Taylor
Daddy’s darling girl
Ros Coward analyses the enduring appeal of romantic fiction in the so-called post-feminist age
When the right had doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.
How writing with your left hand can put you in touch with the creative processes of your right hemisphere: Rosie Jackson explains
Is UEA the best MA?
The low-down on postgraduate writing courses
What’s wrong with vanity publishing?
Deborah Durbin makes the case for DIY
MIND AND BODY: The Dreamers, the Critic and the Book
Juliet Shepherd undergoes hypnotism for writers’ block
NEW WRITING: MAN AND BOY
Poetry and prose selected by Hilary Mantel
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Sestina with a specially-commissioned example by Carol Rumens
What Edwina Currie 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