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Poetry Prize 2017

As of midnight tonight (30th June 2017) this competition will be closed.   The London Magazine has been home to some of the most prestigious poets in...

Short Story Competition 2016

This competition is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The longlist, shortlist and winners will be announced over the next few months. Keep checking our...

Short Story Competition 2015

This competition is now closed. Thank you so much to all entrants. The winners will be announced in the new year. The London Magazine has...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

The London Magazine are proud to announce our inaugural Novel Writing Competition, in collaboration with Author Enterprises. As the oldest literary magazine in the UK,...

The London Magazine Short Story Competition 2013

This competition is now closed. The winners have been announced. This competition will return in September 2014. Find out more about this year's competition here. To be...

The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014

This competition is now closed. The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition has returned for its third year. To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is constantly looking...

An Interview with Frieda Hughes

We caught up with Frieda Hughes, one of this year's Poetry Prize 2017 judges. Although this prize has now closed, Frieda will begin reading...

The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2015

This competition is now closed. Thank you very much to all our entrants.  The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition is returning.   Opening Date: 1st April 2015 Closing Date: 31st May 2015 This...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 | An Update

This competition is now closed. Thank you so much to all entrants. The longlist, shortlist and winners will be announced over the next few months. Keep...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Angus Cargill

With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we caught up with judge Angus Cargill and found out about his favourite...

Poetry Prize 2018

The London Magazine has been home to some of the most prestigious poets in its long publishing history, from John Keats to Sylvia Plath. Our annual Poetry Prize seeks...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 | Judges

The London Magazine's annual Poetry Prize seeks out new writers whose work is adventurous, innovative and surprising in both form and content. We are very...

Poetry Competition 2015 Winners

We are delighted to announce that the winners of TLM's 2015 Poetry Competition are as follows: 1st place: Isabel Gallymore - 'Difficult Cup' 2nd place: Wes Lee...

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018

Submissions are now open for The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018! The London Magazine has published short stories by some of the most well-respected literary figures over the course of long history, from Jean Rhys to V. S. Pritchett. Our annual Short Story Competition seeks out new voices to join them. 

Essay Competition 2018

UPDATE: EXTENDED CLOSING DATE  The competition will now be open for entries until September the 7th at midnight. As the oldest literary and arts review in...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2017 | Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The London Magazine‘s Poetry Prize 2017. The standard of entries was extremely high but our judges,...

The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2014

This competition is now closed.  Thank you to everyone for entering. The shortlist will be announced soon, so make sure to keep checking back for...

The London Magazine Short Story Competition 2016 | Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The London Magazine's Short Story Competition 2016. We were delighted to see such a large volume and high standard...

The London Magazine Essay Competition 2017 | Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural essay competition: First Place: "On Writing Ethnic Stories" by Haleh Agar Second Place: "The Fire This...

Short Story Competition | Prize-Giving Ceremony

On Tuesday 28th March 2016 The London Magazine awarded the winners of the Short Story Competition 2016 during a drinks reception on the House of Commons Terrace. The prizes...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 | Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The London Magazine's Poetry Prize 2016. The standard of entries was extremely high but our judges,...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Erica Wagner

With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to one of the judges, Erica Wagner, and found out that Emily...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Rebecca Perry

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which closes 30th June, we spoke to judge Rebecca Perry about prizes, publication and what she'll be looking for from...

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