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.
Hot Topic: Is it OK to write outside your gender, race, religion or experience? Mslexia Editor Debbie Taylor examines the current arguments for and against the Own Voices movement.
Poetry Winners: Internationally renowned poet Malika Booker introduces the winners of this year’s PBS and Mslexia Poetry Competition.
Writing Exercises: novelist and travel writer Joanna Kavenna divulges which writing and planning techniques work for her.
Interview: novelist Amanda Craig talks to journalist and author Katy Guest about her career to date, and the perils of a bad review.
Analysis: How well do you know your main character? Psychotherapist Arabel Charlaff takes a deep-dive into how to psychoanalyse your characters.
And as always, the magazine is packed with expert advice; original writing from our readers; our directory of competitions, lit mags, and events; and much more...