Difficult Cup by Isabel Galleymore

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

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 Competition 2015 | Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered this year's Short Story Competition. The standard of entries was extremely high but our judges have...

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...

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 [...]

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 | 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...

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...

Competition Rules

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

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...

UPDATE: Short Story Competition 2015

We know all our entrants have been waiting for news on the 2015 Short Story Competition and we're excited to have an update for...

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...

At the Nursing Home by Leland James

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

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 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. 

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 [...]

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

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

Interview | 2018 Short Story Prize Judges!

With only a few weeks remaining for our Short Story Prize for this year, we thought we would catch up with our judges to...

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...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Max Porter

With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to judge Max Porter and found out about which writer never fails...

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 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 | Caoilinn Hughes, on winning the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019

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

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...

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