Mslexia, the essential magazine for women who write, tells you all you need to know about exploring your creativity and getting into print. Every issue provides a unique mix of debate and analysis of new poetry and prose as well as advice and inspiration for aspiring writers. Here are six ways Mslexia magazine can take you where you want to go:
1 Open submission slots
Appearing in Mslexia is one of the best ways to get onto the publishing ladder. There are 14 ways for subscribers to submit writing, and we pay for everything we publish.
2 Opportunity knocks
Every issue includes 55 writing competitions and 70 magazines and publishers on the lookout for fresh voices. You’ll find a home for your work in no time.
3 Amazing writing
The best new voices in fiction, poetry and non-fiction appear in Mslexia – which means literary agents and editors trawl the pages looking for bright new talent to sign. Could you be next?
4 Banishing creative blocks
Lack of time and confidence are issues for many women writers. Mslexia looks at ways of outwitting the practical and psychological gremlins that undermine your muse.
5 Industry insights
Can creativity be taught? Are there too many literary prizes? Can fiction change the world? Issues that matter explored by people who know what they're talking about.
6 The Mslexia tribe
A subscription is your passport to a dynamic tribe of women attending groups, hosting salons, writing blogs, publishing anthologies, posting reviews… we know you’ll fit right in.
Mslexia magazine is full of creative inspiration, practical advice and original poetry, fiction and memoir – as well as writing competitions, submission opportunities, online workshops, courses and events.
In Issue 91, inclusion and equality consultant Beth Cox asks whether sensitivity reading is a form of censorship or an essential part of the publishing process
Jools Abrams shines a light on the shadowy world of the ghost writer, and explains how to turn your natural curiosity into a source of income
Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips tells us what′s on her bedside table
Laura Steven talks to Alice Oseman, the YA author/illustrator who has achieved more by 26 than many writers do in a lifetime
Jessica J Lee introduces stories and poems on the theme of ′roots′
Meet our 2020 Pamphlet Competition winner, Alison Binney
PLUS: We launch two new columns! Maxine Davies looks at how to emerge as a writer, and Leah Larwood delves into four Jungian archetypes to inspire your character development