The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019

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...

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 All poems submitted must be previously unpublished and no longer than 40 lines.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 [...]

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 poetry competition

Poetry Competition 2015

Our Poetry Competition has now closed and we would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who entered and shared the competition with...

News | Poetry Prize 2020: Rosamund Taylor wins first place for...

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2020 awards first place to Rosamund Taylor, for her poem 'The Proof', as part of its annual competition. Steven O'Brien, co-editor of The London Magazine, praised ‘The Proof’ for being “apt, polished and daring”, commenting further that “Rosumund Taylor's urgent, gem-like winning submission shows that the great linguistic machine of poetry still thrives. “Congratulations also go to the second and third prize winners Toby Campion [...]

Winners Announced! | The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Award For...

Last night we had a wonderful evening at the Collyer Bristow Gallery in London for the awards ceremony of the inaugural London Magazine and...

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;...

News | The London Magazine Tote Bag Competition 2021

THE LONDON MAGAZINE NEEDS YOU! Here at The London Magazine, we are having a bit of a rebrand and we’d like to invite you...

The London Magazine Short Story Competition 2016 | Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered The London Magazine's Short Story Competition 2016. We were delighted to see such a large volume and high standard...

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019

Submissions are now closed for The London Magazine's Short Story Prize 2019/20. Thank you to all who entered this year.  Update: Short Story Prize 2019/20...

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...

News | Rachel Bower, on winning The London Magazine Short Story...

I am thrilled to have won The London Magazine Short Story Prize, and would like to thank the panel of judges and everyone involved for their time and energy in making this happen, especially during such challenging times. I am sorry not to be able to offer my thanks in person, but hope to meet everyone in the future, when we are through the current crisis [...]

Poetry Prize | An interview with Rebecca Perry

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which closes 30th June, we spoke to judge Rebecca Perry about prizes, publication and what she'll be looking for from...

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...

The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition is now open!

For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine is hosting a worldwide poetry competition which is open for all ages. This is a fantastic opportunity...

News | Short Story Prize 2019/20: Rachel Bower wins with ‘Against...

The London Magazine Short Story prize 2019/20 awards first place to Rachel Bower, after her short story ‘Against the Tide’ impressed our panel of judges during this year’s competition. The response was overwhelming, and we would like to thank everyone who entered to the competition this year. [...]

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...

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...

What Follows by Theophilus Kwek

What Follows Deer cull, Wytham 7th February 2015 A moment’s pause before a fist of swallows spooks the sky above the nearest trees. Something shakes the fence-bound rows, bursts through...

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...

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...

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 [...]

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...

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...

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