News | The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Prize 2019

Submissions are now closed for The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Prize 2019. Thank you to all publishers who entered this year.  Update: Collyer Bristow...

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...

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 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...

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

With just a few weeks left till the end of our annual Short Story Competition we spoke to the Judges to find out exactly what the short...

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...

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...

Essay Competition 2017

This competition is now closed. As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists;...

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,...

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...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Andrew McMillan

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which opens 1st May, we caught up with one of our two esteemed judges to get his perspective on...

News | Rachel Bower, on winning The London Magazine Short Story...

I am thrilled to have won The London Magazine Short Story Prize, and would like to thank the panel of judges and everyone involved for their time and energy in making this happen, especially during such challenging times. I am sorry not to be able to offer my thanks in person, but hope to meet everyone in the future, when we are through the current crisis [...]

At the Nursing Home by Leland James

—inside an old man vacant by the windowHold me occasionally for the light is fading and I can no longer see the hills that once rose...

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,...

News | Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The London Magazine has announced the 2019 shortlist for the Collyer Bristow Prize for debut fiction. Now in its second year, the prize celebrates...

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019

Submissions are now closed for The London Magazine's Short Story Prize 2019/20. Thank you to all who entered this year.  Update: Short Story Prize 2019/20...

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...

Poetry Prize 2017 Ceremony

On November 2nd 2017 The London Magazine celebrated the winners of the Poetry Prize 2017 with a drinks reception held at Collyer Bristow Gallery....

News | The London Magazine Debut Fiction Prize 2020 shortlist announced

This year, the judges have remarked on the extraordinary variety of offerings that is reflected in their shortlist and Matthew Scott, the chair of judges, comments that "though it's a cliché that the quality of submissions is ever improving, the excited enthusiasm of the judges across the board does seem to bear this out: it has been a rich year, and a wonderful one for reading - a rare positive in an otherwise extremely difficult time [...]

Competition Rules

Before entering a competition please read these rules carefully. GeneralIf submitting by any means other than Submittable, please include a completed entry form. All...

News | Poetry Prize 2019: Sharon Black wins award for second...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019 awarded first place to British poet Sharon Black for a second year running, after her latest poem ‘Avocado’...

News | Poetry Prize 2020: Rosamund Taylor wins first place for...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2020 awards first place to Rosamund Taylor, for her poem 'The Proof', as part of its annual competition. Steven O'Brien, co-editor of The London Magazine, praised ‘The Proof’ for being “apt, polished and daring”, commenting further that “Rosumund Taylor's urgent, gem-like winning submission shows that the great linguistic machine of poetry still thrives. “Congratulations also go to the second and third prize winners Toby Campion [...]

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...

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...

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