Issue 51 (Oct/Nov/Dec 2011)

Special

Agenda
e-pportunities: Kelly Smith on what the digital revolution has to offer women writers

 

Interview
Sally Wainwright talks to Danuta Kean

 

Features
Are you getting your money’s worth? Cila Warncke on what’s wrong with the teaching of creative writing
Confessions of a genre slut: Stella Duffy reflects on her journey into the unsettling territory of historical fiction
Arvon redux: Ruth Wade reflects on the value of an Arvon course

 

Regulars

New writing
2011 Women’s Poetry Competition: winning poems selected by Jo Shapcott

 

Making a poem
Linda Gregerson talks to Fiona Sampson

 

What went horribly wrong
for Meg Rosoff

 

Bedside table
What Sarah Brown 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