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Issue 62

Jun/Jul/Aug 2014


£3.50 plus p&p where applicable

Agenda: The ‘other’ short story: magazine stories are light, bright and surprisingly lucrative. So don’t be sniffy, says Janey Fraser. Plus:  Precious stones • When life sends you lemons • Cures for a saggy middle

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In Issue 62…

Featuring

Guest editor
Janey Fraser

Plus
Penny Vincenzi • Jane Rogers • Kathy Lette • Nina Grunfeld • Caroline Sanderson

Special

Agenda
The ‘other’ short story: magazine stories are light, bright and surprisingly lucrative. So don’t be sniffy, says Janey Fraser

Survey
Big question: How do you deal with writer’s block?

Interview
Penny Vincenzi talks to Janey Fraser

Features
Precious stones: life coach Nina Grunfeld on how to make the time you need
When life sends you lemons: Beverly Davies speaks to authors who managed to turn bitterness into inspiration
Cures for a saggy middle: Halfway through your novel the plot is flagging. Jennifer Snow explains how to tighten things up

Directory
12 pages of competitions, calls for submissions, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues. See what’s available now.

Regulars

New writing
Jane Rogers introduces the winners and finalists in our Women’s Short Story Competition 2014

Publishing trends
What’s new in fiction about isolation by Katy Guest
Books to look out for by Danuta Kean
How to write a bestseller, by Debbie Taylor
Literary agent interview: Carrie Kania

Author insights
Making a poem: Fiona Benson talks to Fiona Sampson
It works for me: advice from novelist Trishia Ashley

Guides and masterclasses
Short story masterclass, by Margaret Wilkinson
Digidoings: multiple personalities by Katy Evans-Bush
Synopsis Surgery, by Kathryn Price
True crime, by Caroline Sanderson

Plus…

What went horribly wrong
for Joanna Trollope

Bedside table
The table, the costume, the method, the books of Mary King

Book reviews
Poetry, short story, nonfiction choice, reading group, independent press

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