Subscribing to Mslexia gives you exclusive insight into the world of writing. Read interviews with top authors about their methods, gain insider intel into the minds of literary agents and editors, practice your craft through inspirational writing exercises and masterclasses, and discover where to submit your work, writing courses and literary events in our directory. We know it’s hard to believe that one magazine can do all of that but we can prove it with our current issue.

8 reasons to subscribe

Expert voices

Our contributors’ list reads like a Who’s Who of women’s literature. Authors and creative writing lecturers, literary agents and editors – all at the very top of their professions – pass on advice and experience.

‘Invaluable – one of the main reasons I subscribe to Mslexia’


Submissions welcome

There are 14 ways to submit – including poetry, flash fiction, journalism, blogging – but our most popular slots are reserved for subscribers only. Many women have been published for the first time in Mslexia.

‘I love the mix of super well-known women and unknowns’


Amazing writing

The best new voices in fiction, poetry and nonfiction appear in Mslexia. Immerse yourself in the kinds of work editors and agents are looking for – and let your own writing develop by osmosis.

‘The standard is incredibly high – I have cried many times over the poems and stories’


Banishing blocks

Our research tells us that lack of time and lack of confidence are major issues for many women writers. Mslexia looks at ways of outwitting the practical and psychological gremlins that undermine your muse.

‘really insightful material rarely seen elsewhere’


Opportunity knocks

Every issue includes 55 writing competitions with deadlines pending, and 70 magazines and publishers on the lookout for fresh voices. And we quiz editors and judges to discover exactly what they’re after.

‘brilliant information – a one-stop shop of opportunities’


Monthly updates

Your subscription buys a stylish collectable quarterly magazine plus the monthly email supplement little ms: a sprightly smorgasbord of writing jobs, competitions, prompts, news, trending debates, offers and fun.

‘I love little ms it’s so perky’


Food for thought

Can creativity be taught? Are there too many literary prizes? Can writing help cure illness? Why do women hesitate to submit their work? Issues that matter explored by people who know what they’re talking about.

‘always thought –provoking, Mslexia is happy to confront important and difficult issues’


The Mslexia tribe

A subscription is your passport to a dynamic tribe of women attending classes and groups, sending out submissions, hosting salons, writing blogs, publishing anthologies, posting reviews…. What do you want to do?

‘keeps me in touch with fellow writers and helps me feel that I’m normal’


All this for less than £25 per year. Can you afford to be without it?


Read by top authors and absolute beginner, Mslexia is a quarterly masterclass in the business and psychology of writing.

‘Entertaining insightful and unpredictable. No women who is serious about writing should be without it.’
Sophie Hannah

‘Astute, invigorating and an excellent read’
Helen Dunmore

‘I like the non-elitist way it deals with all kinds of writing’
Wendy Cope

‘Inspired, inspiring, invaluable’
Sarah Waters

How to get a copy…

The great news is that if you subscribe via our ‘Try before you buy’ offer, you’ll save 25% on the cover price – and can keep your first issue absolutely free of charge if you change your mind. Find out more here.