Mslexia Issue 84

In Issue 84…

  • Hot Topic: Is it OK to write outside your gender, race, religion or experience? Mslexia Editor Debbie Taylor examines the current arguments for and against the Own Voices movement.
  • Poetry Winners: Internationally renowned poet Malika Booker introduces the winners of this year’s PBS and Mslexia Poetry Competition.
  • Writing Exercises: novelist and travel writer Joanna Kavenna divulges which writing and planning techniques work for her.
  • Interview: novelist Amanda Craig talks to journalist and author Katy Guest about her career to date, and the perils of a bad review.
  • Analysis: How well do you know your main character? Psychotherapist Arabel Charlaff takes a deep-dive into how to psychoanalyse your characters.

And as always, the magazine is packed with expert advice; original writing from our readers; our directory of competitions, lit mags, and events; and much more…