Issue 58 (Jun/Jul/Aug 2013)

Special

Agenda
Has feisty gone out of fashion?
Amanda Craig asks whether feminist fiction has lost its cutting edge – and if so, whether it matters

Interview
Deborah Levy talks to Louise Chunn 

Features
Analyse this: Talitha Stevenson looks at the relationship between psychotherapy and creative writing
How to stand out from the crowd: Your book’s out but will it ever be reviewed? Viv Groskop on how to get noticed
Too close for comfort? Susie Steiner on how to write about your nearest and dearest without trouble and strife

Regulars

New writing
Women’s Short Story Competition 2013: winning stories selected by Janice Galloway 

Making a poem
Kim Moore talks to Fiona Sampson

What went horribly wrong
for
 Elizabeth Fremantle

Bedside table
What Amelia Bullmore likes to read

Plus…

Writing life
Big Question, Synopsis Surgery, Scamwatch, How I Keep Going, Make a difference, Make a splash

Inspirations
Memoir: the basics with Sally Cline
Fiction masterclass, E-booking, 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