Submission Guidelines


The London Magazine publishes literary writing of the highest quality. We look for original poetry and short fiction that startles and entertains us. Reviews, essays and features should be erudite, lucid and incisive.

General submissions will be considered for publication in some or all of the following formats: print in the relevant issue of The London Magazine, eBook Edition (Kindle), The London Magazine App or on Please note that we may select your submission for publication online only.

Please refer to The London Magazine before you submit work, so that you can see the type of material we publish.


  • Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.
  • The maximum number of poems you should submit is 6.
  • If submitting multiple poems, please combine them into one document. 

N.B. Please do not duplicate poetry submissions.

Short Fiction

*Please note that, due to a high volume of submissions,  short fiction submissions are temporarily closed*

Short fiction submitted for consideration should be no longer than 4,000 words. We have no restrictions on subject matter but we would emphasise we are looking particularly for fiction that displays originality of theme and style and an innovative and creative approach to the genre.


*Please note that, due to a high volume of submissions, non-fiction submissions are temporarily closed*

Non-fiction pieces should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Single inverted commas should be used for all quotes/speech. Titles of works including books, plays, film and paintings should be in italics.


The London Magazine is looking for artists to interpret both original literature and pieces from our archive through illustration. If you are interested in illustrating a poem or short story for TLM, please submit samples of your work through the Submittable illustration category.

Submission Process

Work should be submitted either via Submittable or by email.

To submit through Submittable, please create an account and send your submission through the online portal.

Submit through our online portal

Email submissions should be sent to the following addresses.

Poetry Submissions:

Short Fiction Submissions:

Nonfiction Submissions:

You must attach your submission to the email. Please include the title of your submission in the subject line.

Postal Submissions

Postal submissions will be considered but it should be noted that submissions via Submittable or by email are preferred where possible. Please send postal submissions to:

The London Magazine
11 Queen’s Gate
London SW7 5EL

All submissions sent to The London Magazine must not have previously been published, self-published, appeared on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast, nor have won or been placed (e.g. 2nd, 3rd, runner up etc.) in any competition.

N.B. While we try to respond to every submitter, the volume of submissions we receive means that it is not always possible to contact each writer individually.

Please note that we can no longer return manuscripts to the sender.