Short Story Competition 2017 | Winners

The London Magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Short Story Competition. 1st Place - Solitaire by Theo Greenblatt 2nd Place - Asma by Dur e Aziz Amna 3rd Place - Sylvia Plath watches us sleep, but we don’t mind by Victoria Richards   Shortlist Joseph K was not on Facebook by Rhys Timson Queen Victoria by Campaspe Lloyd-Jacob A Place of Grace by Frank Dullaghan Sweet...

Royal Philharmonic by Alan Blackwood

For many music lovers Ludvig van Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony is the greatest piece of music ever written. Fewer of them may know that in large measure they have the Royal Philharmonic Society of London to thank for it. Now celebrating its bicentenary year, The Philharmonic Society of London was founded on 24 January 1813 with the aim of ‘promoting the...

Hail that Taxi at Heathrow airport by Steve Thomas-Emberson

There are many ways a work of art comes into being. It can be private or corporate patronage, or just for the artist’s own private pleasure. When we concentrate on corporate patronage this also can be for many things and ego being at the top of the list! For Heathrow Terminal 2 Departures lounge a totally different reason came...

‘If I want to go in search of myself, I must go by way of the other’: Adonis at The Mosaic Rooms

The Syrian poet and artist Adonis is an inspiration. The depth of his humanity, his towering intellect, his charm and his bravery are a delight to encounter. Rarely is there an opportunity to discover such a person at close quarters, but it was accorded by The Mosaic Rooms last week. A haven of Arabic culture in the heart of west...

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Lauded as a subversive masterpiece, pegged as a favourite to win The Man Booker Prize and one of the best-selling novels of 2015, A Little Life has earned Yanagihara the kind of success few but the improbable characters of her novel could ever attain. The story follows the lives of four graduates from an elite New England College as they move...

Poetry Competition: Final Call For Poetry Submissions

This is the final call for The London Magazine’s worldwide poetry competition: we’re closing for entries in less than two weeks! The competition presents you with an outstanding chance for your work to be published in the UK’s the oldest and most prestigious literary journal in the UK, which has published the works of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Christopher...

What You Call Your ‘Winter Mode’ by Patri Wright

On the wicker chair I wait for the duvet’s rise: you’re just a mound, breath, as I worry over why, again, you’ve overslept. Could it be early effects of menopause? ----Mid afternoon again, Sunday shrieks of five-a-side across the park; your shade’s rise and fall, minus it seems the astral part; through the newsfeed tingle on your phone, morning show, radio — one that never sleeps — my...

DSC Prize Shortlist Revealed

The world’s literati gathered at the historic London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday, 27th November, as the shortlist for the fifth annual DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015 was announced. Making the esteemed shortlist is a dynamic mix of new and established writers as well as a translated work. This year’s shortlist of five features two...

Steven O'Brien reading at the Society Club, Sat 23rd Feb

Join Steven O'Brien, David Constantine, Ian Duhlig and Katrina Naomi for a night of short story readings, conversation and wine with the Word Factory. Saturday, 23rd February6-8pm at: The Society Club 12 Ingestre Place, Soho, W1F OJF£10 on the door

The London Magazine Short Story Competition Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who entered The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition. The entries have been fantastic and we are delighted to announce the 20 shortlisted entries for the competition. A Mare’s Nest by John Greenwood A Thousand Steps to Grass Street by Wes Lee An Incomplete Taxonomy of Greetings by Matt Greene Azrael's Whispers by Frank Talaber Baking Blind by Melanie Whipman Chest of...

Update | A Note on COVID-19

We ask readers to be aware that the production team remains working from home and that print times are inevitably somewhat slower than usual with the result that print copies of the June/July issue of the magazine have been delayed, available on back order and may take a week or so longer than expected to reach you. The June/July Supplementary Pamphlet will be released mid-June so may arrive separately for some orders [...]

white – a project by Edmund de Waal

white - a project by Edmund de Waal at The Royal Academy of Arts until 3 January 2016 White has obsessed Edmund de Waal since he made his first white pot as a child. His bestselling book – The Hare with Amber Eyes – features a white netsuke hare as its talisman (an object extremely precious to de Waal which makes an appearance...

London, The Information Capital by Heather Wells

Questions about London? Which borough of London is the happiest? Which boroughs spend the most and the least amount of time online? Where in London are you most likely to find young singles? Which boroughs have been the most consistent in their political voting in the last three elections? Which borough has the highest fertility rate? Which underground line has had the most...

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition by Heather Wells

The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition is your chance to see some of the world's best International and contemporary photography. On from the 26 April - 12 May 2013 at Somerset House in London, you will be able to view a visual representation of the world in 2012 through the eyes of the successful photographers. There are 25 categories including...

TLM Winter Party Photos at House of Commons

The latest photos from our event last night on the Terrace Pavillion at the House of Commons are now live on our website here for you to see: http://thelondonmagazine.org/events/tlm-winter-party-at-the-house-of-commons-2014/  

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri’s life has been marked by a sense of ‘suspension’. Born to Bengali immigrants but brought up in America, she feels ‘without a homeland, and without a true mother tongue’, caught between two worlds and cultures. Her desire to shake off the languages tarnished by personal history leads her to move to Rome and commence writing only in...

TLM Short Story Competition, Winner Announcement

The 2012 London Magazine short Story competition prizes were awarded at a champagne reception on the House of Commons terrace on Tuesday 22nd January. The first prize of £500 went to Sophie Hampton. Mary O’Shea and Neil Herrington were awarded second and third prizes respectively. The judges for the competition were Edna O’Brien, Cathy Galvin and Alison Macleod.   The competition...

WIN TICKETS TO NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE’S SUMMER SEASON

This competition is now closed. Following their highly successful debut season and dates at the Royal Opera House, the country’s most dynamic, risk-taking company, New English Ballet Theatre, returns with an innovative collaboration between visual art, music and dance. This varied and compelling programme showcases the stars of the future in 5 world premieres from the UK’s hottest choreographic talent. On...

Rock of Sages by Simon Tait

Since the Phoenicians stopped off here a thousand years before Christ, this place has been Fortress Gibraltar. It is the Fourth Pillar of Hercules, the southern-most point of Europe, fourteen miles from Africa; it has been fought over and captured by the Moors, the Spanish and the British; it was where Nelson’s body was first brought after Trafalgar; it...

Country Living Christmas Fair Giveaway

Enter a giveaway and win a pair of tickets for the Country Living Christmas Fair! All you need to do is sign in through Facebook and like The London Magazine page to enter! Free Country Living Fair Tickets //d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js

The Daylight Comes With Me by John Darwin

Leave the world alone and close the door, seal this room from everything outside, nothing else exists but these four walls; we have eight hours and five minutes to decide Drape your charm around me and yourself, chide and choke the past and stop the clock, charm and calm the chaos from my mind, the terror. What we’ve started cannot stop; Catch the tears and salt sweat...

Books Are My Bag: In Celebration of High Street Bookshops

If you haven’t heard of Books Are My Bag – this is an annual nationwide campaign that supports and celebrates bookshops. This event will culminate in Super Thursday: (9th October) where 1,000 high street bookshops will be holding special events including authors Paul Merton, John Cleese, Martina Cole, David Nicholls, Peter F Hamilton, Rachel Joyce, Alan Johnson, Ken Follet and Barbara Erskine....

The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

The opening pages of The Blade Artist read like the antithetical yoking of a delicate and diaphanous Stephen Daedalus-like epiphany and a sinister crime novel sequence. The location is an Edenic beach in sun-soaked California, the focal consciousness an apparently ideal Jim Francis holding up his equally Edenic daughter Eve to the sunlight. Even before the serpent enters the scene...

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