Issue 54 (Jun/Jul/Aug 2012)

Special

Agenda
Dyke writing: Suzi Feay investigates the dearth of new lesbian novelists

Interview
Sarah Hall talks to Bidisha

Features
The curse of the disappearing floor: Scarlett Thomas’ worst mistakes
Make your own muse: Hope Whitmore on how these powerful archetypes can be used by women writers today
How to be a great reviewer: the lowdown by Literary Editor Katy Guest

Regulars

New writing
Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition 2012: winning stories selected by Tessa Hadley

Making a poem
Mimi Khalvati talks to Fiona Sampson

What went horribly wrong
for Kate Williams

 

Bedside table
What Rachel Johnson likes to read

 

Plus…

Writing life
What went wrong, Big Question, Life coach, Make a splash, Make a difference

 

Inspirations
Blue Pencil with Debbie Taylor
Fiction masterclass, Digital age, Pen portrait, The creative mix, Making a poem

 

Books
Books to look out for, 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