Mslexia Magazine - Issue 83
Agenda: Pass it on: Sara Grant on the epidemic of grassroots philanthropy in the writing community.
PLUS: Incredible journeys in poetry and prose • Support networks • Researching agents • Creating a newsletter • Fictional cults
Cressida Cowell • Shazia Mirza • Maggie Gee • Zoë Brigley • Katherine May
- Pass it on: Sara Grant on the epidemic of grassroots philanthropy in the writing community
- What you’re saying about… critiques, compostable covers, sister stories, cultural democracy
- Your life sentences
- For the love of it: bespoke Choose Your Own Adventures with Isabelle Mead
- Alice Bell’s view of reviewing
- Katherine May introduces stories and poems on the theme of ‘journey’
- Creativity news
- Writing exercises
- What works for Zoë Brigley
- Poetry challenge: aubade, introduced by Linda France
- Walk the line: Christina Sanders on why a short stroll can help the words flow
- Maggie Gee’s Achilles’ heel
- Flash challenge: Lotty Talbutt
- First page surgery with Kavita Bhanot
- Cressida Cowell talks to Fiona Noble
OFF THE PAGE
- Script news
- Play list with Nina Berry
- Podding along: fiction podcasts with Alice Slater
- Songbirds: rhyme and slant rhyme with Susie McComb
- Mslexia Moths, selected by Molly Naylor
- Bedtime story: ‘The Lost Star’ by Kim Donovan
- Publishing news
- Crystal ball
- Letter openers: Claire Wingfield on how to build your profile using newsletters
- Pitch surgery with Nelle Andrew
- Pitch calendar
- Self-help book test drive with Lucy Corkhill
- Looking the gift horse in the mouth: Katie Munnik on pros and cons of winning an agent
- Open for submissions
- Insight: pitch prospects
- Three of a kind: LGBTQ+ magazines
- Insight: Green Stories
- Open for entries: competitions and awards
- Insight: agent Sophie Lambert’s manuscript wishlist
- Insight: Polari
- Insight: CWA’s Debut Dagger
- Time away: writing holidays
- Début author interview: Melanie Blake
- Poet laureate by Margaret Pritchard Houston
- Six best radical reads for children
- Poetry news
- Poetry review by Jade Cuttle
- Non-fiction: books by musicians with Caroline Sanderson
- Fiction issues: cults by Alex Marwood
- Short story news
- Short story review by Alice Slater
- Short story heroes: Miranda July
- Books about writing
- O is for…
- Events and courses
- Shazia Mirza’s bedtime reading
- What we’re up to
- Submitting and subscribing to Mslexia
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