Issue 60

Dec/Jan/Feb 2013/14

£3.50 plus p&p where applicable

Agenda: Dark matter: Celia Brayfield urges us to plumb to our darker depths. Plus:  Coming up trumps • Brave new words • Faking history
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Guest editor
Celia Brayfield

Lucy Prebble • Pascale Petit • Deborah Moggach • Liz Jensen • Jill Dawson • Allegra McEvedy • Stephanie Merritt


Dark matter: Celia Brayfield urges us to plumb to our darker depths

To tweet or not to tweet? Results of our survey into the impact of social media on women writers

Wunderkind playwright Lucy Prebble talks to Rin Hamburgh

Coming up trumps: Danuta Kean on the new wave of women publishers
Brave new words: Lucy English invites us into the world of open mic, YouTube ad street rapping
Faking history: What England’s first woman poet taught Sally O’Reilly about historical fiction

12 pages of competitions, calls for submissions, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues.


New writing
Pascale Petit introduces the six poems and six short stories selected from submissions of the theme of ‘foreign parts’.

Publishing trends
Historical crime fiction, by Stephanie Meritt
Poetry publishing, by Danuta Kean
How to write a bestseller by Debbie Taylor
Literary agent interview: Madeleine Milburn

Author Insights
Making a poem: Sharon Morris talks to Fiona Sampson
It works for me: advice from novelist Jill Dawson

Guides and masterclasses
Authorial voice, by Liz Jensen
Formatting your e-book, by Katy Evans-Bush
Synopsis surgery, by Kathryn Price
Nature writing, by Caroline Sanderson


What went horribly wrong
for Deborah Moggach

Bedside table
The table, the costume, the method, the books of Allegra McEvedy

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

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