Mslexia Magazine - Issue 81
Agenda: Adding a new word to the language: on the twentieth anniversary of Mslexia’s launch, Debbie Taylor takes a walk down memory lane.
PLUS: Historical crime • Winning short stories • Why women lack confidence • Making time to write.
V E Schwab • Fiona Mozley • Annie Georgie • K J Orr • Susan Calman • Susie Orbach
- Adding a new word to the language: Debbie Taylor takes a walk down memory lane
- How dare you? Susie Orbach explains
- 2018 Poetry Pamphlet Competition winner
- What you’re saying about… writing goals, attitudes to indies, and grammar gripes
- Your life sentences
- For the love of it: fan site blogging with Glenda Young
- Sarah Gonnet’s view of reviewing
- Our judging panel debates the winners of our Short Story Competition
- Meg Pokrass on the winners of our Flash Fiction Competition
- Creativity news
- Writing exercises
- What works for Lisa Appignanesi
- Poetry challenge: elegy, selected by Linda France
- Confidence trick: Angela Readman on doubting her success as a writer
- Fiona Mozley’s Achilles’ heel
- Flash challenge: Sarah Nash
- First page surgery with Angela Clarke
- V E Schwab talks to Laura Steven
OFF THE PAGE
- Script news
- Play list with Annie George
- Podding along: narrative non-fiction podcasts with Alice Slater
- Songbirds: pitch with Susie McComb
- Monologue: ‘Backbone’ by K J Orr
- Publishing news
- Crystal ball
- The steeper climb: Kerry Hudson on being given a fair reading
- Pitch surgery with Charlotte Robertson
- Pitch calendar
- Self-help book test drive with Meg Clothier
- The tests of time: Aki Schilz asks how women fit writing into their busy lives
- Open for submissions
- Insight: pitch prospects
- Three of a kind: landscapes
- Insight: script submissions to the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
- Open for entries: competitions and awards
- Insight: agent Jo Unwin’s manuscript wishlist
- Insight: That’s What She Said
- Insight: Bristol Short Story Prize
- Time away: writing holidays
- Début author interview: Nicole Flattery
- Poet laureate by Miranda Day
- Six best novels by South Asian writers
- Poetry news
- Poetry review by Sandeep Parmar
- Non-fiction: essay anthologies with Caroline Sanderson
- M is for…
- Fiction issues: historical thrillers by Anna Mazzola
- Short story news
- Short story review by Alice Slater
- Short story heroes: Daisy Johnson
- Books about writing
- I confess
- Events and courses
- Susan Calman’s bedtime reading
- What we’re up to
- Submitting and subscribing to Mslexia
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