Issue 55 (Sep/Oct/Nov 2012)

Special

Agenda
I don’t know how we do it! Danuta Kean on the multiple challenges facing women writers

Interview
Deborah Moggach talks to Caroline Sanderson

Features
Let us play: Sarah Salway on how she stopped overworking and started writing more creatively
Writer in the house: Diane Shipley on how to nab a writer’s residency
From page to stage: Bidisha’s top tips on combatting performance anxiety

Regulars

New writing
Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2012: winning stories selected by Gillian Clarke

Making a poem
Janet Sutherland talks to Fiona Sampson

What went horribly wrong
for Michelle Paver

Bedside table
What Chrissie Wellington likes to read

Plus…

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

Inspirations
Memoir: the basics with Sally Cline
Fiction masterclass, What went wrong, 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, calls for submissions, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues