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Latest issue:

Imperfect copies: the pain and perils of plagiarism
Female crime fighters
Male subject matter
Writing with refugees
Issue-led YA

Also:
Lisa McInerney
Liz Lochhead
Sarah Crossan
Rowan Coleman
Laura Bates
Paula Byrne

More new submissions slots, new information and great writing: Issue 71 takes an in-depth look at plagiarism in publishing, and its effect on the plagiarisers and the plagiarised; Laura Wilson looks at the archetypes of female crimefighters in literature; Claire Wingfield shares tips on how to make the perfect author website and Jemma Wayne looks at 'masculine' topics and how women writers can break the taboo of writing about them.

In our ever-popular insights, Caroline Sanderson chats to biographer Paula Byrne, Sarah Crossan and Lisa McInerney share what does and doesn't work for them, Marianne Dubuc spills the beans on her illustrated works, Laura Steven tackles the issue of, er, writing about issues in YA, and Laura Bates' shares her bedside table.

Liz Lochhead introduces the winners of our fantastic Poetry Competition, complete with indepth feedback on the finalists and entries, while Madeleine Milburn and Jill Dawson advise on pitches and first pages, and Kat Lewis tells you how you can get support refugees through writing.

As always, your community forum, open door, don't miss and out now offer tips on how to support your fellow writers and share your opinions. There’s also pages and pages of opportunities and special ‘insights’ into the minds behind the mags, the competitions, the grants and the theatres, and honest accounts of being a debut novelist from Lisa Blower, as well as a self-published author. There are also reviews, analyses and of course our ever-popular submission slots - check out the fabulous 'Ugly bug boots' children's poem from Jennifer Moore, as well as flash genre and the result of this issue's poetry challenge...


Mslexia tells you all you need to know about exploring your creativity and getting into print.

No other magazine provides Mslexia’s unique mix of debate and analysis, advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions, events, courses, grants. All served up with a challenging selection of new poetry and prose submitted by published and unpublished authors.

Mslexia is read by top authors and absolute beginners. A quarterly masterclass in the business and psychology of writing, it’s the essential magazine for women who write.

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