Issue 71 (Sep/Oct/Nov 2016)

Issue 71 of Mslexia delves into the psyche and pain of plagiarism in the publishing world; Claire Wingfield tells you how to build a website that’ll keep readers clamouring for more; Jemma Wayne urges you to try your hand at ‘masculine’ topics; Laura Wilson picks apart the female crime-writing archetypes; and Paula Byrne explains how she gets under the skin of her biography subjects in an interview with Caroline Sanderson.

Liz Lochhead introduces the winners of our fantastic Poetry Competition, and elsewhere we tackle the big issues – from tackling real-world issues in YA fiction, to working with displaced people and refugees.

In terms of practical advice, take a peek at agent Madeleine Milburn’s pitch surgery, Jill Dawson’s first page surgery, and as always, 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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