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Writing Magazine

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From poetry to fiction, memoirs to short stories, writing is a beautiful art that takes many shapes and forms, but it can also be a difficult art to master, and that’s where Writing Magazine comes in. Created by real experts who understand how hard it can be to get the creative juices flowing and those brilliant ideas down on paper and how much harder it can be to get them out into the world - Writing Magazine is dedicated to helping writers of all levels perfect their craft and have it enjoyed by others.

In every issue you’ll find writing exercises, practical tips and real-life advice from the experts, to help you improve your skills, motivate you through those difficult patches and get your work out there for the world to enjoy.

You’ll also find all the latest news from the publishing industry, information on writing events, competitions for work submissions and paid writing opportunities from around the world. So no matter what your level, beginner or expert, if you love writing then you need a digital subscription to Writing Magazine today!

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Writing Magazine  |  February 2017  

START FRESH: New year, new adventure
• Build your confidence
• Fix your bad habits
Make 2017 your year!
STAR interview: Elif Shafak: Writing across boundaries
• 24 writing competitions to enter
• £63,980 in writing prizes to be won
Writing Magazine is the UK’s biggest and bestselling magazine for ALL writers. Whether you write for pleasure or publication, whatever your style or genre, this magazine has something to help you.
Each issue is packed full of encouragement, exercises, practical advice from professional writers, opportunities worldwide to get into print and a wide range of monthly competitions.
Our informative articles offer instruction on important aspects of the writer's life, from managing your social networking and building your presence on the internet to keeping your finances in order and organising your writing calendar.
Additionally, our Writers’ News section is crammed with information about paying markets, opportunities to get into print and calls for submissions, cash prize competitions, events to attend and industry news.
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.
Top writers, top information, top competitions, every single month!

Try a subscription to Writing Magazine today and every month you can enjoy all of this:

  • Writing masterclasses from some of the country’s best experts
  • Practical tips and tricks for honing your writing skills
  • Information about paid writing opportunities
  • The latest industry news and events listings
  • Letters from other readers on their writing journey
  • Useful exercises used by professional writers
  • Top tips for getting your work published
  • Competitions where you can enter your creative pieces
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Writing Magazine magazine subscription.

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3 Customer Reviews
   Essential for writers Reviewed Thursday, January 2, 2014
I have been a subscriber of this magazine for years. Each issue is full of useful writing tips, competitions, stories and interviews with published authors. As a writer myself it's great to hear stories from other struggling writers, especially when you hear of their success. I also find it very useful for gathering information on potential markets where I can send my manuscripts and short stories. Simply the best writing magazine on the market.
   Reviewed Monday, October 8, 2012
Great magazine! I've learned a lot. Thanks ^^
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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Writing Magazine February 2017.

Heroes of 2017’s literary milestones VisitEngland declared that 2017 will be the Year of Literary Heroes in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austens death, the twenty years since the first Harry Potter book and many other mi...
Publishing’s big league ‘hedge their bets’ Israeli-American fiction writer and reviewer Ilana Masad made a controversial point in the Guardian about risk taking in the publishing world: ‘As more authors jump to prominence from small pr...
‘DIS’ IS OLDER THAN YOU THINK Speaking ‘for fans of English at its rawest’, Mark Peters, writing in the Boston Globe, hailed the arrival of the online version of Green’s Dictionary of Slang. ‘British lexicographer and author Jona...
Darling, it’s simply not good enough A prime minister and his A-list of friends of the Edwardian period, and just after it, made much of the word ‘darling’ in their intimate correspondence, Bee Wilson explains in an approving critique i...
Perfect putdown for political pretenders WM favourite Will Self ’s encounter with Nigel Farage on BBC Question Time last December proved that his unsurpassed way with words goes with a killer instinct for the perfect putdown. Deb...
Authors face a lower profile? Martin Amis made a forecast that the day was coming when authors should not expect fame, when he was interviewed for Mint, an Indian daily business newspaper. ‘Zadie Smith said to me years ago, “Ever...
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Writing Magazine   |   February 2017   

START FRESH: New year, new adventure
• Build your confidence
• Fix your bad habits
Make 2017 your year!
STAR interview: Elif Shafak: Writing across boundaries
• 24 writing competitions to enter
• £63,980 in writing prizes to be won
As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

  A discount off the RRP of your magazine
  Your magazine delivered to your door each month
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You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year Writing Magazine magazine print subscription.
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