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We always try to involve mslexics in the creation of the magazine – with our quarterly surveys, open submission slots, How I did it features and new Noticeboard page in the Directory. But in this issue we’ve taken this commitment further than usual and invited your input on two issues that affect many women writers’ lives: antidepressant medication and female hormones. Thanks to all who took part, especially those who contacted me to share their experiences.
This issue also sees the launch of three of our competitions, coinciding neatly with the publication of both our 2011 Novel Competition winner, The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland, and our 2012 Pamphlet Competition winner, Shadow Dispatches by Polly Atkin. Here’s hoping the same happy fate awaits the fantastic winner of our Children’s Novel Competition...
Debbie Taylor, Editorial Director of Mslexia and Editor for issue 57
DEBBIE TAYLOR is Editorial Director at Mslexia, which she founded in 1999. Before that she was an editor at New Internationalist and Writing Women, and has written for Oxfam, UNICEF, Anti Slavery and others about women and social issues. Her books include My Children, My Gold (Virago), a nonfiction travelogue about single mothers, and The Fourth Queen (Penguin), a novel set in a harem in 18th Century Morocco.