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...

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 [...]

Interview | Karen Ashton on Viral Art Car Boot Fair

Eric BlockKaren Ashton on Viral Art Car Boot Fair The first ever digital Viral Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday 20 September will see over 100 artists selling original work created especially for the event at bargain prices through the new Art Car Boot Fair (ACBF) website. The dazzling line-up of artists brings together familiar names such as Gavin Turk,...

News | Château de Pommard launches La Route des Grands Crus Online Experiences

Château de Pommard releases three series of free live online experiences revisiting Burgundy’s famous wine road. From Gevrey-Chambertin to Meursault, customers will embark on a virtual journey across La Route des Grands Crus, exploring the prestigious appellations of Côte de Beaune et Côte de Nuits from the comfort of their own home. The first chapter of experiences, a general deep...

News | Wine, Wooster and Help 4 Hospitality by Steven O’Brien

There was never a fellow of such indolence as Bertie Wooster. Coronavirus would have suited him to a tee. While my lockdown has been largely a case of frenetic juggling of editing and teaching I have had some distinctly Woosterish moments. On two warm summer evenings I found myself in the great company of Wodehouse as I reclined on a lounger, while others did all the serious work around me [...]

News | Poetry Prize 2020: Rosamund Taylor wins first place for her poem ‘The Proof’

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 [...]

Review | Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene by Richard Greene

Biographers have three ways of dealing with their predecessors. They can generously thank them, ignore their achievement, or viciously attack them. Richard Greene (no relation to Graham) misleadingly links Michael Shelden’s deeply flawed book (l994) with Norman Sherry’s impressive three-volume 2,250-page work (1989-2004). Sherry conducted many interviews with Graham from 1904-91, and his first two volumes were perceptive and convincing. Richard calls [...]

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 [...]

News | Nicole Flattery wins The London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction for ‘Show Them a Good Time’

The London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction 2020, now in its third year, has been awarded to Nicole Flattery for Show Them a Good Time, a short story collection which puts a contemporary twist on dark humour. Matthew Scott, co-editor of The London Magazine, praised the author for her keen observational approach to short fiction, commenting how “Flattery observes common events...

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