Read more: bonus content from Writing Magazine May 2017

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Read extracts from our featured writers' books, winning short stories and more from the May issue of Writing Magazine

Complement the May issue of Writing Magazine with exclusive extracts from our featured books:

• Read an extract from Lisa McInerney's new book The Glorious Heresies or listen to an audio extract from The Blood Miracles.
• Listen to the first chapter of Louise Jensen's The Gift.
• Read the first chapter of The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan
• Read Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald, or download it for offline reading from Project Gutenberg

 

Competitions to enter:

• Win a Jane Austen-themed stay at Holiday Inn Winchester and visit the Jane Austen House Museum
• Enter our open competition for a crime or thriller short story
• Give us an Unhappy Ending for this month's subscriber-only competition

PLUS: Read the judges' comments on this month's competition winners in our Competition Showcase

Read James McCreet's suggested rewrite of a reader's novel opening here

Get your copy of the May Writing Magazine today