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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.

Latest Issue

Orna Ross looks at the significant changes and successes of self-publishing over the past decade: how did the Kindle change the publishing landscape and what’s next for independent authors? And Dawn Geddes shines a light on writing horror stories to make readers scared of their own shadow.

Helen Corner-Bryant looks at how to give and receive writing feedback; playwright Chinonyerem Odimba shares how it felt to come out of her writing shell; Katy Guest explores how to thrive with a portfolio career, and Imogen Usherwood asks why, as a recent A Level student, there are so few women writers in the curriculum, and how this lack affects young writers and readers.

Issue 79 also brings you a feast of delectable new writing on the theme of ‘Cooking’, then takes you straight to the bathroom with monologue ‘Boke’ from Makar Jackie Kay. And we take a walk on the wild side, with Jacqueline Baines on nature writing and Caroline Sanderson on the joy of walking alone.

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.

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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.

  • First Issue: Issue 35
  • Latest Issue: Issue 79
  • Issue Count: 45
  • Page Count: 3,484
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2059-5514

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