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'Inspired, inspiring, invaluable' - Sarah Waters

Mslexia magazine is full of creative inspiration, practical advice and original poetry, fiction and memoir – as well as writing competitions, submission opportunities, online workshops, courses and events.

Issue 100

For better, for worse Debbie Taylor looks at the state of play for women writers after 25 years.

The knowledge Julie Vuong takes a deep dive into 'dark academia'.

100 ways to write a book Margaret Wilkinson reviews 100 authors' methods.

Bedside table Margaret Busby tells us what she's reading in bed.

Interview Debbie Taylor talks to crime legend Val McDermid.

Ethics and memoir Lily Dunn discusses how to protect your loved ones when writing memoir.

PLUS: Deborah Moggach and Tania Hershman introduce the winning short stories and flash fictions from our 2023 competitions.



Our unique listing of over 120 writing competitions and submission opportunities, plus lots of online workshops, courses and events.


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Inspired, inspiring, invaluable.

Sarah Waters

Entertaining, insightful and unpredictable. No woman who is serious about writing should be without it.

Sophie Hannah

I like the non-elitist way it deals with all kinds of writing.

Wendy Cope