Issue 82

Jun/Jul/Aug 2019


£8.95, plus p&p where applicable

Agenda: The new cultural revolution: Debbie Taylor on the move from inclusion to democracy in the arts

PLUS:  Reinventing the novel • Cultural democracy • Narrative non-fiction • Songwriting

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In Issue 82…

Editor
Debbie Taylor

Plus

Tishani Doshi • Morgan Lloyd Malcolm • Michelle Paver • Jane Corry • Konnie Huq


AGENDA

  • The new cultural revolution: Debbie Taylor on the move from inclusion to democracy in the arts
  • 2018 Novella Competition winners

FORUM

  • What you’re saying about… feedback, plastic, prices and publicity for début authors
  • Humblebrags
  • Your life sentences
  • For the love of it: postcard memoirs with Helen Parker
  • Tracey Sinclair’s view of reviewing
  • Noticeboard

SHOWCASE

  • Linda Grant introduces stories and poems on the theme of ‘clothes’
  • Our judging panel on the 2018 Novel Competition Winners

CRAFT

  • Creativity news
  • Writing exercises
  • What works for Irenosen Okojie
  • Poetry challenge: ode, selected by Linda France
  • Turning to crime: Jane Corry explores the parallels between writing romance and crime
  • Michelle Paver’s Achilles’ heel
  • Flash challenge: Abby Moss
  • First page surgery with Sareeta Domingo
  • Reinventing the novel: Sophie Van Llewyn on the rise of genre-bending fiction

INTERVIEW

  • Tishani Doshi talks to Sandeep Parmar

OFF THE PAGE

  • Script news
  • Play list with Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
  • Podding along: conversational podcasts with Alice Slater
  • Songbirds: concealed alliteration with Susie McComb
  • Bedtime story: ‘Squiffle the Sock-a-lot’ by Natalie Page
  • Mslexia Moths

CAREER

  • Publishing news
  • Crystal ball
  • Better than fiction: Alison Flood on the industry appetite for narrative non-fiction
  • Pitch surgery with Catherine Cho
  • Pitch calendar
  • Self-help book test drive with Lucy Corkhill

DOORS OPEN

  • Open for submissions
  • Insight: pitch prospects
  • Three of a kind: historical fiction
  • Insight: Traverse Theatre
  • Open for entries: competitions and awards
  • Insight: agent Josephine Hayes’s manuscript wishlist
  • Insight: Babble Gum
  • Insight: H G Wells Short Story Competition
  • Time away: writing holidays

OUT NOW

  • Début author interview: Christy Lefteri
  • Poet laureate by Penny Kimber
  • Seven best romantic novels
  • Poetry news
  • Poetry review by Sandeep Parmar
  • Non-fiction: job-focused memoirs with Caroline Sanderson
  • Fiction issues: dystopian fiction by Heather Child
  • Short story news
  • Short story review by Alice Slater
  • Short story heroes: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Books about writing
  • N is for…

DON’T MISS

  • Events and courses

AND FINALLY

  • Konnie Huq’s bedtime reading
  • What we’re up to
  • Submitting and subscribing to Mslexia