The Rain Horse by Ted Hughes

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Ted Hughes The Rain Horse As the young man came over the hill the first thin blowing of rain met him. He turned his coat-collar up...

Poetry Prize 2017

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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 2015

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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...

Short Story Competition 2016

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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...

An Interview with Frieda Hughes

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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...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

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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,...

Is Social Media Killing Literature? By Francesca Baker

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Social media is the root cause of all evil. You would be forgiven for thinking so at least. It has been blamed for breaking...

Essay Competition 2018

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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 Short Story Prize 2018

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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. 

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019

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Update: Submissions for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019 are now CLOSED! Over the years The London Magazine has been home to some of the most...

Poetry Prize 2018

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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...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Angus Cargill

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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...

Faith Healer at Donmar Warehouse

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Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 play uses the wisdom of age to give this oft dubbed “modern masterpiece” a dark depth, comedy,...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 | An Update

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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...

Macbeth

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Scotland herself is the main character in this blood-soaked reimagining of Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. So enamoured is director Justin Kurzel of his Highland landscape...

The Threepenny Opera

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If you put on a production of Romeo and Juliet in Verona, how much does anyone care that the action is ostensibly set in...

News | Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 shortlist announced

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

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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In the perpetual twilight of the woodland world, trees loom like sinister monoliths out of the gloom. Leaf-mould partially obscures a discarded garment, or...

Poetry Competition 2015 Winners

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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 Poetry Prize 2016 | Judges

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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...

“We live in the age of the beautiful book” – interview...

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Writer, illustrator and current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is becoming an increasingly familiar name to stumble upon in the literary world. He has collaborated...

Ritual Landscapes by Francis Pryor

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Many academic phrases, like much academic writing, are too awkward, verbose and cumbersome to find their way into common usage. Indeed, the jargon of...

A Glamorous Life by Karl Manders

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IN THE SUMMER, while their shells are still a pale colour, you may eat the white kernels of unripe hazel nuts. You extract their...

Review | Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

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  In just three years, Fitzcarraldo Editions have published remarkably intelligent books on everything from orientalism to football. Crucially, in our Trump/Brexit state of the...

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