A while ago, I put a shout-out on a forum asking for a recommendation. I wanted a magazine. My requirements were many and varied: it must be up to date on the literary scene; be on top of trends; list events in the literary world; notify me of submission opportunities; contain author interviews and book reviews; provide an occasional focus on particular genres … the list went on. It was a tall order, I admit.
And the answer came back that I was asking too much of one magazine. Humph, was my response. I refused to admit defeat. A friend mentioned Mslexia, a magazine
for women writers. Hmm, but I’m not really a writer, I said. No really, she said, give it a go. And I haven’t looked back; Mslexia has proved to be everything I was looking for – and much more!
Mslexia is a high-quality publication in terms of both content and presentation. Yes, it’s aimed primarily at writers, but it’s a treat for readers and a useful professional tool for editors and anyone else with an interest in the world of publishing. It’s informative, inspiring and up to date. It’s vibrant and fresh. It has verve. I now regard Mslexia as an important weapon in my editorial armoury. If you too love words, give it a go! You won’t be disappointed. Follow @Mslexia on Twitter to get a flavour of things. Oh, and subscribe if you can – there are perks for subscribers!
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