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Mslexia Magazine - Issue 97

Mslexia Magazine - Issue 97

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

Exploring why we write when the monetary rewards are so low, how to write horror fiction, detective-led crime fiction, designing your book's cover as a self-publishing author.

In this issue

2022 Poetry Competition Judge Helen Mort introduces the winners and runners-up

Your money or your life Melissa Benn on why writers keep writing - even with no promise of monetary gain

The craft of creepy Lauren Owen provides a masterclass in writing horror

Bedside table Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen tells us what’s on her bedside table

How to blow your own trumpet PR professionals Becky Hunter and Georgina Moore discuss the challenges of publicising their own debut novels

PLUS: Caroline Sanderson interviews award-winning author Katherine Rundell, Orna Ross explains the importance of cover design in self-publishing  and Alys Key looks at whether alcohol is a friend or foe of creativity.


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