The Veil by Manash Bhattacharjee

She walks past the wave Of curious glances An apparition eluding Light and desire Everything she hides from Trembles in her body She remembers the lures In every street But no street...

Event Preview | Kenilworth Arts Festival

An eclectic collection of prize-winning novelists and acclaimed international musicians will come together once again for the third annual Kenilworth Arts Festival. For the duration...

The new website of The London Magazine

The London Magazine has migrated from its old digital home to this new, rather more suitable accommodation. This website makes The London Magazine available to...
Henrik Ibsen

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

Stephen Unwin, who is being hailed as ‘the finest director of Ibsen in Britain’ by The Guardian, is bringing Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen to...

Independence Day by Manash Bhattacharjee

Independence Day (15th August, 1947) The day had turned out to be A feast for vultures Every Muslim and Hindu body Was Parsi in death The gods fled the streets...

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing | The Young Vic

Aoife Duffin reprises her one-woman performance for the production's London début. In Annie Ryan’s adaptation of Eimear McBride’s 2013 novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed...

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

What is ‘home’? A person? A place? A feeling of belonging? These are the questions that run through Barney Norris’s debut novel like a finely...

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...

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...

Snowbound by Michael O’Neill

Snowbound Carriages lit and still between the drifts ... With each flake it took on a new form, the city they seemed exiled from --- almost a sad,...

Lifesaving by Wes Lee

Lifesaving They don’t do it anymore, breathe into the mouth to save. We had learnt it reluctantly, lined up beside a recumbent dummy, waiting to take our turn to...

TLM Short Story Competition 2014: Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2014 short story competition! 1st Prize: The Abstractionist by Robert Hollingworth 2nd Prize: This Land by Josie...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

The Great Architecture Fair

The Royal Academy of Arts has launched its first Architecture Fair!   The Great Architecture Fair will run from 13th March – 7th April 2- 2014....

‘Tales of Survival’ by Davis Deen Launch!

The London Magazine is excited to announce the launch of Davis Deen’s story and poetry eBook collection, Tales of Survival – Caribbean stories and...

Review | Focus Kazakhstan: Postnomadic Mind

Stepping into Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, originally built in 1890 to power the machinery of industrial London, the similarities between the history of the...

Call for Submissions – Dune Tales

The London Magazine is looking for your travel tales to be published in a new eBook Anthology titled Dune Tales: An Anthology of Middle Eastern and...
A Poetry Garden Market

A Poetry Garden Market by Sophie Bradford, Assistant Editor

On a sunny and bustling September Saturday on London’s South Bank, Inpress Books celebrated their tenth anniversary with a Poetry Garden Market. An online...

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...

Exclusive Amazon Local Deal: Six Month Subscription to The London Magazine

Exclusive to Amazon Local, The London Magazine is offering a six month subscription plus a bonus gift issue from the ‘noughties’, all for only...

The Southern Universities Short Story Competition Winners Announcement

We delighted to announce the winning entries of The Southern Universities Short Story Competition In no particular order: • The Coach's Wife by Michael J. Vowles •...

Butterbur – A Poem by Leni Dipple

Butterbur an epithalamium Many people who were here before have gone. Their place name remains. It is Kilchoman. Kilchoman, I say, under my breath, I familiarise myself with where to place...

40 Sonnets by Don Paterson

  Paterson is at his best when writing about heartbreak. “The Six,” this reviewer’s favourite piece in 40 Sonnets, speaks of a guitar picked up...

The Golden Hour by Frances Gapper

That afternoon was a particularly trying one for Mary. Having changed her mother’s incontinence pad and left her on the sofa watching ‘Homes under...

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