Issue 56

Dec/Jan/Feb 2012/13

£3.50 plus p&p where applicable

Agenda: A little bird told me… Bim Adewunmi investigates whether the social media really affect book sales. Plus: Freelance confidential • Trick or treat? • Dear Diary
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In Issue 56…


Guest editor
Kira Cochrane

Diana Athill • Viv Groskop • Bim Adewunmi • Bidisha • Judy Chicago • Pauline Stainer


A little bird told me: Bim Adewunmi investigates whether the social media really affect book sales

Diana Athill talks to Homa Khaleeli

Freelance confidential: Viv Groskop provides an insiders guide to how to survive as an independent journo
Trick or treat? Claire Daly on some wild and wacky ways to make a manuscript jump out of the slush pile
Dear Diary: Bidisha on how the diary habit can enliven and enrich your writing


New writing
Sarah Dunant introduces her personal selection of poems and short stories submitted on the theme of ‘the affair’

Making a poem
Pauline Stainer talks to Fiona Sampson

What went horribly wrong
for Attica Locke

Bedside table
What Judy Chicago likes to read


Writing life
What went wrong, Big Question, Life coach, Make a difference, Make a splash

Memoir: the basics with Sally Cline
Fiction masterclass, What went wrong, Pen portrait, The creative mix, Making a poem

Books to look out for, Book group, What’s new, How to write a bestseller, Independent press profile

Everything a writer needs to know: competitions, calls for submissions, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues

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