Doors open on Friday 27th April for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

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Do you wish to amplify your profile as a writer? The London Magazine’s website offers authors an excellent arena in which to showcase international perspectives, travel memoir, reviews and observations on London life. New writing thrives under the new imperatives of the digital age. So if you wish your writing to be a part of the world’s oldest yet most vivacious...

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...

The London Magazine relaunches Associate Membership. See what benefits this could mean for you!

Becoming an Associate Member of The London Magazine brings with it a range of benefits including discounts, exclusive event invitations and priority when submitting work. It’s a great idea for anyone who would enjoy opportunities such as getting to meet and converse with guest speakers and other members, have their writing specially considered, or, quite simply, those that are interested...

Spotlight VI: Small Presses | British Book Awards Special 2020

With publishers big and small struggling through the current crisis, it is important for us to shine a spotlight on small presses, the work that they do and the books and authors that they publish. Recently recognised among the nine regional and country winners in the Small Press of the Year Award at the 2020 British Book Awards, today we shine the spotlight on four of the best small presses currently publishing in the UK and Ireland: Jacaranda Books, Sandstone Press, Comma Press and The Lilliput Press [...]

'He who folds the trouser', TLM's mention in the Londoner's Diary

Presenting the London Magazine literary prize to Sophie Hampton at the House of Commons, former arts minister Lord Gowrie told of a woman in Edna O’Brien’s novel, The Love Object, who was having an affair with a married man. “She was infuriated by his habit of folding his trousers too precisely before getting into bed with her,” said Gowrie, teasing...

Three Free Articles on TLM Ipad app!

Trial our app today and get 3 free articles: Edward Lucie-Smith – on the extremely hot-right-now East London artist Charming baker and Guerrilla Art. Manash Bhattacharjee – Later this year The London Magazine will be publishing this Delhi-born poet’s collection. For now, you can read his poem Ustad Saaznawaz. Alan Blackwood – on London-inspired music in light of this years Proms.

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 part of The London Magazine Editions publications. This will also mark the first poetry collection published under TLM. Like Goodbye Crocodile, this will be an eBook and will be sold for £2.99. * ‘Manash’s poems speak of...

The London Magazine’s Young Poets Competition Announcement

The London Magazine is delighted to announce the winners of our first Young Poets Competition. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this competition. The winners: 1st Place: 'Translated' by Olivia Hanks 2nd Place: 'Cleft in Ullswater' by Charlie La Fosse 3rd Place: 'Night Ride Home' by Sean Hewitt   The winners will be invited to our October Party at the Cock n’...

Merry Christmas from The London Magazine!

The London Magazine wishes all its subscribers, Associate Members and readers a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Charles Dickens’ Statue in Portsmouth – An Awkward Pose by Steven O'Brien

In Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square a bronze Charles Dickens reclines on a throne of his first editions. He looks distinctly uncomfortable. He is attempting to cut a fetching figure – graceful with his crossed legs, but you know that our mutual friend is worried about those books. For, as everybody knows, sitting obliquely on a pile of volumes is a...

TLM Short Story Competition – Enter Today!

The London Magazine is delighted to announce its short story competition. With a prize fund of £1,000, the chance to be published in the magazine and the winners announced at the House of Commons, this is the perfect opportunity for writers across the globe to get noticed. The judging panel comprises Cathy Galvin, Alison MacLeod, Derwent May and the editor of The London...

Review | Dragonfly by Jari Moate

Dragonfly, Jari Moate, Tangent Books, 2018, pp.300, £8.99 (paperback) Jari Moate’s novel Dragonfly begins with an ex-soldier known only as Marine P who, after serving in Syria, ensconces himself in an abandoned chocolate factory in Bristol. But what happens next is far from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as P must battle both his inner demons and the malevolent forces...

News | Rachel Bower, on winning The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019

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 [...]

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 • Stray Dog by Michael J. Vowles • Signed, Harry Goldstein by Sam McNeilly • Sugar Rush by Richard Axtell • Edgware Road by Jacqui Pack • Mother Long Dead by Harry Gallon • On January by Harry Gallon • Red Axe...

Review | Young Rembrandt & Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

The similarities between the life paths of the 17th century Dutch painters Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693) and Rembrandt (1606-1669) are intriguing. Both grew up in small town Holland, both were apprenticed to local painters at an early age, both moved to Amsterdam to work with a master, both returned to their home towns to perfect their own style, both ended their lives in Amsterdam to which each had returned as their careers began to burgeon [...]

Staff Picks | April 2020

There has arguably never been a better time for reading, and we at The London Magazine have plunged ourselves into books of all shapes and sizes this month. Although many of the reads here explore weighty themes, our aim for April was to focus more on remedial or escapist books, rather than literature about isolation. We hope there will...

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