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Mslexia Magazine - Issue 102

Mslexia Magazine - Issue 102

Full of creative inspiration, practical advice and original poetry, fiction and memoir

Uncovering writing competitions, defence mechanisms, what’s new in climate fiction, how to get started on Substack, writing on your commute and object poems

In this issue

Eyes on the prize Sian Meades-Williams dives into the world of writing competitions, and asks whether the lack of regulation is harming writers

Bedside table Floella Benjamin tells us what’s on her nightstand

Interview Jennifer Lee Tsai talks to Forward-shortlisted poet Rebecca Goss

Substack success Katherine May tells us how she launched her Substack newsletter, The Clearing, and explains how you can get started on the platform

The knowledge Julie Vuong chats to authors and editors to get the lowdown on trends in climate fiction

Ethics and memoir Memoirist Lily Dunn explains why she chose to write memoir over fiction

PLUS: Novelist and short story writer Camilla Grudova introduces her selection of stories and poems on the theme of ‘cats’


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