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In this magazine
Featuring… HELEN DUNMORE ◊ EMMA TENNANT ◊ JILL DAWSON ◊ CAROL RUMENS ◊ MARCELLE D'ARCY SMITH
The Age of the Bestseller
Debbie Taylor charts developments in the book trade since the demise of the Net Book Agreement and discovers a Jurassic Park, where huge publishing conglomerates battle with giant bookshop chains – and small publishers and independent bookshops face extinction.
Novelist Helen Dunmore talks to Debbie Taylor
Publishers seem increasingly keen to sign up novelists who are seasoned hacks with ready-made publicity credentials. Anna Davis on a disturbing trend.
The art of plagiarism
Sarah Salway argues that reading - and, yes, imitating - other authors is one of the best ways to develop true craft.
Networking for introverts
To succeed these days writers have to put themselves about in the big bad world. Kath Murphy offers some gentle advice for the reluctant networker.
NEW WRITING: AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Poetry and prose selected by Emma Tennant
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Ballade with a specially-commissioned example by Carole Satyamurti
MIND AND BODY
Spring-clean your brain
Fifteen minutes of yoga breathing a day will create the ideal conditions for writing. Zena Davis reports.
What Marcelle D'Argy Smith 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