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In this magazine
Featuring… CATHY KELLY ◊ CAROL ANN DUFFY ◊ MICHELENE WANDOR ◊ JANICE GALLOWAY ◊ GLENDA JACKSON
Debbie Taylor looks at female rivalry, that worm in sisterhood’s apple, and asks whether support groups can actually undermine women’s chances of success.
Novelist Cathy Kelly talks to Debbie Taylor
Writing by numbers
What if someone developed a formula for the bestselling novel? Well, they have. Mandy Sutter reveals all.
Criticism - how much can you take?
Praise and positive feedback are good for writers, right? Wrong, says Jane Holland. Criticism is the stuff good writers are made of. And the tougher the better.
Ssssh - what works for you?
Startling new research on how to optimise your creativity. Report by Maggie Butt.
The Mistress and the Mission
Victoria Griffin discovers that the best publicity in the world does not always get a book into the bookshops
MIND AND BODY: Zen and the art of creative writing
Tania Cassals on using age-old strategies of the Zen masters to silence the chattering of Monkey Mind
NEW WRITING: FACTION
Poetry and prose selected by Carol Ann Duffy
Linda France's tutorial on poetic forms:
Quatrains with a specially-commissioned example by U A Fanthorpe
What Glenda Jackson 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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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