Issue 50 (Jul/Aug/Sep 2011)

Special

Agenda
Boutique Books: Guest Editor Elsbeth Lindner revisits the ebullient world of small press publishing

Interview
Leila Aboulela talks to Caroline Sanderson

Features
Poetry phobia: Dr DJ Taylor looks at why generations are growing up with a fear of poetry
Dear Reader: Nicci Gerrard analyses the writer’s relationship with a very significant other
The price of fame: Liz Thomson explains how bestsellers are created

Regulars

New writing
Ego: poetry and prose selected by Salley Vickers

Making a poem
Elaine Feistein talks to Fiona Sampson

What went horribly wrong
for Kate Pullinger

Bedside table
What Miriam Margolyes likes to read

Plus…

Writing life
Big Question, Objects of desire, Life coach, Make a difference, Make a splash

Inspirations
Crime Masterclass with Laura Wilson
Fiction masterclass, What went wrong, Kids’ stuff, The creative mix, Playwriting, Making a poem

Books
Books to look out for, Vox pop, Book group, What’s new, How to write a bestseller Independent press profile

Directory
Everything a writer needs to know: competitions, submissions requests, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues