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Writing Magazine

Latest Issue: May 2014

Writers Joint - May 2014

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  • We talk to publisher-turned-novelist Antonia Hodgson, editor-in-chief of Little, Brown, on seeing the publishing industry from both sides
  • How to write your way out of the recession - keep earning and attract new freelance business
  • What do commercial publishers want? - understand what commercial publishers are looking for in a novel
  • Researching your family tree - understanding the task of researching seven generations back and where to start
  • What a writing retreat could do for you - the benefits for your motivation, creativity and efficiency of retreating to write
  • How to plot the perfect crime - the basis of any crime novel is a strong plot
  • How to organise your own literary festival
  • Includes Writers' News - markets, news, competitions & opportunities to get into print

Writing Magazine is published every month as a print magazine and an electronic edition. Find out more about our digital editions here.


For every writer, from beginner to advanced, whether you write for pleasure or publication, and whatever your writing preferences, Writing Magazine – the UK's biggest and bestselling magazine for writers – has something to help you.

Every month, our 112-page magazine helps you become a better writer and understand the publishing industry. Writing Magazine incorporates Writers' News, crammed with information about paying markets, opportunities to get into print and calls for submissions, cash prize competitions, events to attend, industry news... plus YOUR chance to share your writing successes with our readers in our popular Members' News section.

Our unrivalled team of columnists – including novelists, poets, journalists and publishers – covers every genre, and big name authors share the secrets of the success and top tips for getting published in our interviews and profiles.
Regular features include:

  • Your writing critiqued by author James McCreet, senior creative writing lecturer Julia Bell and poet Doris Corti
  • Top authors share their secrets with Judith Spelman in our Star Interview
  • Technical advice and step-by-step guidance on the latest techy tools for writers
  • Adrian Magson on writing for beginners
  • Non-fiction advice from Diana Cambridge and Liz Gregory
  • Research tips from historian Dr Tarja Moles
  • The lighter side of the writer's life with Lorraine Mace's Notes from the Margin
  • Opinions and advice from Grumpy Old Bookman Michael Allen, David St John Thomas and Jane Wenham-Jones

Top writers, top information, top competitions... all for readers of Writing Magazine.

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