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 •...

India/Underwater by Laurence Kilpatrick

In light of her involvement with the feminist collective Worldwidewomen and their exhibition ‘A Wanderer’s Eyes’ in September last year, Claudia Legge was described...

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The London Magazine short story competition 2013 is now closed

We at The London Magazine want to say thank you to everyone who has entered the competition. We have had an overwhelming amount of submissions, which...

Forthcoming Poetry Collection: Manash Bhattacharjee

Ghalib’s Tomb and other poems by Manash Bhattacharjee will soon be joining Goodbye Crocodile by Conor Patrick and The London Magazine Diary 2014 as...

The Bland Canvas. By Minas Panayi

The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar is as revealing for what it fails to do as for what it attempts. Islam’s place in...

Four Watercolours by Sudeep Sen

The London Magazine has been celebrating the life of our former editor, Alan Ross. An important figure in the literary world, Alan was known...

Poetry | Ants on City Walls by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee Ants on City Walls Think Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues Are forced upon us by our impudent...

Flowers by Mark Godfrey

She communicates through flowers. Daffodils are for happiness, carnations for sadness, snowdrops mean hope and tulips stand for strength. She saves dahlias for saints’...

The Sniff of the Real. By Peter Carpenter

Sony World Photography Awards for 2012. The photography festival, World Photo, London, includes a stunning showcase of images from the Sony World Photography Awards for...

PAGES, by Heather Wells, Production Manager

… is a newly-launched online book retailer that encourages and inspires independent thought. They offer a very selective choice of books by independent and self-publishers,...

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...

The Sun Shines on Opera by Tom Sutcliffe

I will always remember my first visit to Glyndebourne. It was a Sunday and I was the countertenor in Westminster Cathedral choir, so I...

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...

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...

Café Proper and the Remembrance of Things New by Steven O’Brien

Café Proper hosted The London Magazine’s recent reception on a night of confidential dark and cold. Away down Maiden lane the buildings reared as...

The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival has returned for its sixth...

You can now book your place for the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival. The festival runs from the 14th to 16th September at Ivy House,...

The Threepenny Opera

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

Novel Writing Competition 2018

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,...

Closing the submissions inbox

We will be closing our short story and non-fiction submissions inbox on Monday 16th February for a short time due to the high volume...

Green by Chris Woods

      My Kodak Brownie didn’t work but I have a picture of the green dress. The film was black and white, my memory is colour. We’d eaten our lunch...

Review | Leminscate by Chris Viner

Leminscate, Chris Viner, Unsolicited Press, 2017, pp. 72 The 6th isn’t busy. Six days since the attack And inside the Monoprix The aisles of life still reel...

Home from Greece by Robert Selby

Above whitewashed, tabby-haunted Kamari, I wearied of the incessant inversions in Pope’s Homer, and left my self-improvement’s cooling terrace to the night, now drawing in here too, across...

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