Issue 71 – Digital Edition


Sep/Oct/Nov 2016

Agenda:  Can you own a poem?: Debbie Taylor on the pain and peril of plagiarism

PLUS:  How to build the perfect author website • Writing ‘masculine’ topics • Working with refugees

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Debbie Taylor

Lisa McInerney • Liz Lochhead • Sarah Crossan • Rowan Coleman • Laura Bates

Can you own a poem? Debbie Taylor on the pain and peril of plagiarism

What you’re saying about… chemotherapy, litmags, and submitting
What happened when you tried to write every day
Life sentences
Spread the love
Tribal loyalty
Get creative with Twitter

Liz Lochhead introduces the winners of our Women’s Poetry Competition 2016

Creativity news; writing exercises
What works for Sarah Crossan
Fair cops: Laura Wilson on female crimefighting archetypes
YA: Laura Steven on writing real-world issues
Lisa McInerney’s Achilles’ heel
Flash genre: Helen French
Poetry challenge: sonnet, introduced by Linda France
The discomfort zone: Jemma Wayne on writing about ‘masculine’ topics
Rhyme story: Ugly Bug Boots by Jennifer Moore
Picture this: Marianne Dubuc
First page surgery with Jill Dawson

Biographer Paula Byrne talks to Caroline Sanderson

Publishing news
Advice to my younger self
Self-help test drive
Make an impression: create a cover story
Submission bootcamp: make the most of your time
Spin your web: Claire Wingfield on building the perfect website
Pitch surgery with Jenny Brown
Pitch calendar
Madame Lexi’s crystal ball
Self-publishing survivors: Nicci Rae

Doors open
Open for submissions
Insight: pitch prospects
Three of a kind: single story publications
Insight: script submissions to Alphabetti Theatre
Open for entries: competitions and awards
Insight: Creative Scotland Open Project Funding
Insight: Manchester Writing Prize
Time away: writing holidays

Out now
Debut author interview: Lisa Blower talks to Danuta Kean
Six best historical fiction books
Books about writing
Fiction issues: plot by Rowan Coleman
Short story news; Review by Alice Slater
Short story heroes: Lorrie Moore
Script news
I confess
New non-fiction: memoir with Caroline Sanderson;
C is for…
Poetry news; Review by Alex Pryce

Don’t miss
Events and courses
Insight: getting a gig at Noir at the Bar, Glasgow
Writing in the world: Refugees, with Kat Lewis
Insight: a Patience Agbabi performance

And finally
Laura Bates’ bedtime reading
What we’re doing
Submitting and subscribing to Mslexia