Issue 70 (Jun/Jul/Aug 2016)

More new submissions slots, new information and great writing: Issue 70 of Mslexia looks at the ever-under-threat literary zine scene; Susmita Bhattacharya keeps writing while undergoing chemo; Shamim Sarif takes on Hollywood’s attitude to women; and Veronika Robinson outlines how to run your own small-space book tour. Meanwhile, Debbie Taylor talks writing in an interview with best-selling author Paula Hawkins.

Michele Roberts introduces the winners of our fantastic Short Story Competition, and our writers lead you through the worlds of fantasy and historical fiction writing, how to research, world-build and make your novel as compelling as possible.

In terms of practical advice, take a peek at agent Jenny Brown’s pitch surgery, Mim Skinner on teaching writing in prisons, and your community forum where you can get tips on how to support your fellow writers, and share your opinions. There’s also pages and pages of opportunities and special ‘insights’ into the minds behind the mags, the competitions, the grants and the theatres.

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