Issue 61(Mar/Apr/May 2014)

Special

Agenda
A healing flame:
 Roselle Angwin addresses writing as a form of therapy, and tells us how it works

Survey
Significant others: does your partner help or hinder your writing? Find out the results in this issue

Interview
Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon talks to Amanda Craig

Features
Fund raising: Diane Shipley on how to publish a book, with a little help from your friends
What Katie did next: Creative Wrtiting MA Survivor Katie M Anderson on what really happens after graduation
Binge writing: Meg Clothier investigates the speedwriting craze

Directory
12 pages of competitions, calls for submissions, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues. See what’s available now.

Regulars

New writing
Nicci Gerrard introduces her selection of poems and short stories submitted on the theme of ‘Troubled minds’.

Publishing trends
What’s new in post-colonial fiction by Hannah Michell
Books to look out for by Danuta Kean
How to write a bestseller, by Debbie Taylor
Literary agent interview: Isobel Dixon

Author insights
Making a poem: Marilyn Hacker talks to Fiona Sampson
It works for me: advice from poet Gillian Allnut

Guides and masterclasses
Short story masterclass, by Margaret Wilkinson
Digidoings: bringing readers to your blog, by Katy Evans-Bush
Synopsis Surgery, by Kathryn Price
Travel writing, by Caroline Sanderson

Plus

What went horribly wrong
for Natalie Young

Bedside table
The table, the costume, the method, the books of Kate Adie

Book reviews
Poetry, short story, nonfiction choice, reading group, independent press

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