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Writing Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From £3.25 per issue

The saying goes that “everyone has a novel in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out! Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers.

Each issue serves up a plethora of tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. Featuring writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

So stop thinking about how you’re going to write that novel one day and get started now with a digital subscription to Writing Magazine!

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Writing Magazine  |  April 2020  

Don't miss the chance to plan your writing competition entries for 2020 with Writing Magazine's 2020 Competition Special – a massive 750+ competitions to enter and over £1million in prizes to be won!
With spring on its way, we take a look a spring cleaning your manuscript to give it the polish it needs before you start submitting.
Are you planning an epic? We've got the advice you need to plot your course through 150,000 words.
Learn how to turn specialist interests into money-spinning articles for niche magazines, and how to create unusual and effective ways to publicise your books.
• Read how our star interview, forensic scientist turned crime writer Kathy Reichs, turned her specialist interest into the bestselling Bones series.

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!

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
  • The latest issue direct to your device every month
  • A discount off the RRP price

You'll receive issues during a 1 year Writing Magazine magazine subscription.

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8 Customer Reviews
   Writing Magazine Reviewed 03 March 2020 SUBSCRIBER
I really enjoy reading my Writing Magazine. When I see the notification in my inbox, I make myself a hot drink and some marmite toast and settle down to a good read! My other half has become resigned to not getting anything out of me for a couple of hours as I fill my notebook with good ideas. Thanks WM
   Writing Magazine Reviewed 24 February 2020
   Writing Magazine Reviewed 12 February 2020 SUBSCRIBER
It is sometimes difficult to read because of the way pocketmags works - I don't seem able to control size of the print, etc. I wish it were different but the magazine itself is wonderful!
   Thoroughly enjoyable Reviewed 24 July 2019
Great for everyone
   Good Mag for Budding Writers and Authors Reviewed 03 March 2019
Good Mag for Budding Writers and Authors lots of ideas for writing books, essays and articles and how to make money as a new author.

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Writing Magazine April 2020.

Welcome… Dear Reader Regular readers will remember that last month, I was droning on in this letter about how Eoin Colfer had found his writing groove by making it fun for himself and not being afraid to be di...
THE WORLD OF WRITING The wide world of writing is a curious place where fonts get fan mail, Poet Laureates play pub gigs and bookshop burglars get boozed up Plastered pilferers The forces of the...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue… Write to: Letters t...
STAR LETTER Psyching yourself up In my recent writing practice I’ve been struck by how much eff ort and energy it takes to put yourself out there. Writing is one of those things that most people consider a highly...
Cuttings book My husband bought me a subscription to Writing Magazine as a gift. As a new writer, I have written a children’s story which I have just sent out to publishers and have just entered two writing compet...
Gatekeepers of opinion Writing as an agent, Piers Blofeld (From the other side of the desk, WM, Mar) suggets that publishers tend to have a leftish, metropolitan worldview and incline to publish work that appeals to reader...

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