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Writing Guides


Additions for your writer's reference library

Mslexia magazine provides you with up-to-the-minute information on what’s happening in creativity and publishing – plus listings of over 100 writing competitions and editors looking for new voices.

But what about the timeless basics? Where can you go find out about how to create a character or write a sonnet? How can you decide, of all the many book publisher or magazines out there, which are most likely to be interested in your kind of writing? 

That’s where our writing guides come in. 

Our Diary and Planner offers everything you’ll need to develop positive habits that will help you prioritise your creative vision and keep it at the forefront of your mind throughout the year.

Our Indie Press Guide is a chunky print publication that provides information on over 700 independent book publishers and literary magazines operating in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 

Our Mini Guides are series of concise digital primers to help get you started on a new type of writing – or refresh your memory on the nitty-gritty principles if you’re feeling a tad rusty. Simply download the pdf to your desktop or device. 



Diary and Planner

Designed by writers for writers, our compact Diary & Planner offers everything you loved about our previous diary – week-to-view pages, writing resources and exercises – plus a bespoke set of smart new features to help you use it as a creativity planner.

Indie Press Guide

If you have a complete novel, poetry collection or memoir ready for submission, or you’re wondering where to send a short story, essay or single poem – then help is at hand.

Mslexia Minis

Mslexia Minis are short primers that distil information about writing in one particular genre. Created by leading exponents and writing tutors, each Mini guide is equivalent to a short course, including lessons, writing exercises and reading recommendations.