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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Issue 78 brings you a host of fantastic new writing on the theme of ‘Weather’, as well as a monologue for our times in ‘The Unthinkable’ from Mslexia favourite Bernardine Evaristo. We also delve into the past looking at how to write using old letters with Barbara Parfitt, and recording oral history with Laura Mitchison.
In our Agenda feature, Debbie Taylor explores the rising popularity of childrens’ publishing: why has it grown so much in the past 20 years, and just how much of that is driven by book-loving parents riding a wave of nostalgia? And if that whets your appetite, skip to Caroline Sanderson’s review of three books about how books have shaped our lives, including Lucy Mangan’s memoir of childhood reading.
Discover what happened to our past novel competition finalists in a feature by S K Perry, learn to boast about your writing successes with Tania Hershman, and find out how best-selling self-published author Rachel Abbott juggles writing and marketing her novels in her in-depth interview.
And of course, much much more, including our massive directory of competitions and events, sneaky insights into how to get the most out of your competition entry or grant application, pitch feedback and our first-page surgery with experts from The Literary Consultancy.