Are you ready to lift your writing to the next level? 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.
Debbie Taylor explores the rising popularity of childrens’ publishing: why has it grown so much in the past 20 years, and just how much of that is driven by book-loving parents riding a wave of nostalgia? And if that whets your appetite, skip to Caroline Sanderson’s review of three books about how reading has shaped our lives, including Lucy Mangan’s memoir of childhood reading.
Discover what happened to our past novel competition finalists in a feature by S K Perry, learn to boast about your writing successes with Tania Hershman, and find out how best-selling self-published author Rachel Abbott juggles writing and marketing her novels in her in-depth interview.
Issue 78 also brings you a host of fantastic new writing on the theme of ‘Weather’, as well as a monologue for our times in ‘The Unthinkable’ from Mslexia favourite Bernardine Evaristo. We also delve into the past, looking at how to write using old letters with Barbara Parfitt, and recording oral history with Laura Mitchison.
And of course, much much more, including our massive directory of competitions and events, sneaky insights into how to get the most out of your competition entry or grant application, pitch feedback and our first-page surgery with experts from The Literary Consultancy.