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What are they writing?


What are they writing?

Mslexia is read by bestselling authors and women writing for themselves, by students on creative writing courses and their tutors, by teenagers and grandmothers... But what are they writing? Most are working in several genres.

'I'm writing several things at once. Not all of them will result in a fee, or commission, but that's my reality. I always have more ideas than I can use or get paid for.' Survey respondent

83% short story

61% novel

54% poetry

26% journalism

22% memoir

19% script

During lockdown, our most recent research (published in Issue 88) found many novelists turning to poetry and short fiction, to fit into the gaps in home-schooling duties. 

Let us know if you’d like to take part in future research.