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In this magazine
Featuring… KATHLEEN JAMIE ◊ JULIE MYERSON ◊ MIMI KHALVATI ◊ SARAH DUNANT ◊ ROSIE BOYCOTT
AGENDA: The female brain
What are little girls made of?
Debbie Taylor summarises the psychological research into sex differences in the human brain to discover what makes women tick - and what it means for us as writers
Poet Kathleen Jamie talks to Debbie Taylor
She’s leaving home - bye bye
The Orange Prize prioritises women’s novels with international themes. Livi Michael argues that this entails ignoring a wealth of diverse regional voices.
How to be a slut
Advice from the Mslexia School for Sluts on freeing yourself from the drudgery of housework so you can spend more time on your writing (and other things)
Landing a commission
Ex insurance salesperson Caroline Deacon passes on The Knowledge about how to persuade a reluctant editor to commission you to write an article.
MIND AND BODY: Putting yourself in the picture
Katrina Crosbie on neurolinguistic processing and how it can help you are a writer
NEW WRITING: BLOOD
Poetry and prose selected by Julie Myerson
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Triplets with a specially-commissioned example by Mimi Khalvati
What Rosie Boycott likes to read
Nuts & Bolts, First Person Singular, Getting Started in…, The Slush Pile
The Blank Page - workshop with Margaret Wilkinson
Word Surgeon with Dr Ingrid K
Literary analysis, Small Press Fiction, Best Ever Books by Women, Publishers' List profile, Mslexia book reviews
Everything a writer needs to know: competitions, submissions requests, grants, courses, events, contacts, venues
THE Mslexia ARCHIVE
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Features on the website
What to read, what not to read: Mslexia readers & reviewers give their verdict on the latest books, plus our celebrity guest reveals what's on her Bedside Table. Explore Books
THE Mslexia INTERVIEW
We find out what makes a successful author tick in this in-depth one-to-one on the highs and lows of writing and getting published. Read from the current Mslexia Interview
Sample the best freshly-picked writing as chosen by our guest author and read her essay; plus - we announce the new submission theme. Go to New Writing