News | The London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction 2020

The London Magazine has launched its debut fiction prize, formerly known as the Collyer Bristow Prize, for a third year running. The award will be administered by the magazine’s editorial team. First launched in May 2018, the prize aims to celebrate exceptional literary fiction, inviting publishers to submit one debut work of fiction each that was published in the previous calendar year. This can include collections of fiction by a sole author, but the book must be in its original [...]

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...

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....

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2020

Over the years The London Magazine has been home to some of the most prestigious poets in its long publishing history, from John Keats to Sylvia Plath and Derek Walcott. Our annual Poetry Prize seeks out new voices in poetry, providing a platform for publication in the UK’s oldest literary journal. All poems submitted must be previously unpublished and no longer than 40 lines. We have no criteria as to theme, form or style but we are looking for fresh [...]

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’...

TLM Young Poets Competition 2013

Please note. This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.UPDATE: Due to the volume of submissions, it has taken us a little...

News | Caoilinn Hughes, on winning the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019

Caoilinn HughesOn winning the Collyer Bristow PrizeFirst thanks go to my peers—Sophie Mackintosh, Danny Denton, Samuel Fisher and Katherine Kilalea—for writing such good books...

News | Nicole Flattery wins The London Magazine Prize for Debut...

The London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction 2020, now in its third year, has been awarded to Nicole Flattery for Show Them a Good...

Difficult Cup by Isabel Galleymore

after Wu Hao’s Duke CupsThe china cup is frilled at the rim like tired lace and all over it ceramic tentacles extend to whisper if you drink...

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...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2018 – Winners Announced!

A huge thanks to everyone who entered this year's poetry prize! We had so many high quality entries this year which resulted in a...

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...

Short Story Competition Prize Giving Ceremony 2018 – House of Commons

On Tuesday 13th March 2018 The London Magazine awarded the winners of the Short Story Competition 2018 during a drinks reception on the House of Commons Terrace Pavillion. The prizes were...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Steven O’Brien

Attention all entrants! With only a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to our editor, Steven O'Brien, for some tips...

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 [...]

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’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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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. 

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...

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