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Getting published

'I make my living from writing children's books and teaching, but I also spend on average four months of every year working on writing projects I don't necessarily intend for publication.' Survey respondent

Are they getting published?

The majority of our readers are writing with the ambition of being published – and many are succeeding, as you can see from the figures below.

Others haven’t started submitting their work or simply write for the love of it. And lots (and lots) start their careers being published in the pages of Mslexia.

'If I write just one sentence that causes goosebumps then I have fulfilled my calling.' Survey respondent

28% published by a mainstream publisher

38% published by an ‘indie’ publisher or magazine

34% not (yet) published or not writing for publication