The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018

Submissions are now open for The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018! The London Magazine has published short stories by some of the most well-respected literary figures over the course of long history, from Jean Rhys to V. S. Pritchett. Our annual Short Story Competition seeks out new voices to join them. 

Interview | Roubi L’Roubi | Saatchi Gallery | Forests and Spirits:...

An interview with Roubi L’Roubi, co-curator of Forests and Spirits: Figurative art from the Khartoum School, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

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...

Review | This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

Scottish music in 1983 This is Memorial Device, David Keenan, Faber and Faber, February 2017, pp.304, £14.99, (paperback) News of the death, back in June, of Bogdan...

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...

Archive | Memories of Modigliani by Anna Akhmatova

First published in the August 1964 edition of the London Magazine (Vol. 4 No.5) (translated from the Italian text by Bernard Wall) I can well believe...

Interview | Richard Hearns

The acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns has an upcoming exhibition entitled Journey at Cadogan Contemporary. This will be the artist’s first solo show in...

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...

Spotlight on: Rough Trade Books

The London Magazine has long been a champion of emerging writers and independent publishers, stretching back to the 1950s and 60s, when young writers...

Review | Letters To A First Love From The Future by...

Andy Armitage's pamphlet is among a number of new releases from the poetry press Half-Moon Books, which is based in Otley, West Yorkshire, where...

Event Preview | HighTide Theatre

  After a hugely successful year in 2017, HighTide Theatre returns to Walthamstow for a second outing. Bringing a varied programme of theatre, comedy, music...

Archive | Why I Write — Joan Didion

First published in the June/July 1977 of The London Magazine (Vol. 17, No. 2)  Of course I stole the title from George Orwell. One reason...

Fiction | Just for Five Minutes by Alla Melenteva

It was an early May day. The war was considered over, though it had not yet been officially declared. A Russian junior lieutenant went...

Archive | Poetry | Rin Ishigaki

Known in Japan as the 'bank clerk poet', with her work frequently featuring in the bank newsletter where she was employed, Ishigaki's poetry stretches...

9 of Europe’s Best Bookshops

A good bookshop can be many different things - a haven from the world, a counter-cultural space, and a meeting point for friends, as...

Event Preview | Focus Kazakhstan

A groundbreaking exhibition series focusing on the contemporary art of Kazakhstan is coming to London next month, seeing the start of the an international...

Archive | Notes on Raymond Chandler — Ian Fleming

With the protagonists of their respective novels being so similar, it is perhaps little surprise that the writers Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler struck...

2018 Essay Competition | Judges’ Interview Nicola Griffith and Pico...

We had a quick conversation with the judges of our 2018 Essay Writing Competition — Nicola Griffith and Pico Iyer — about their writing,...

Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

In celebration of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), author, early feminist and human rights advocate, teacher, and mother of Mary Shelley, the artist and publisher Louisa...

Review | Beck at Browns by Steven O’Brien

July this year in London was out of kilter with the heat. We walked through Green Park under the plane trees towards Mayfair and...

Playing Safe | Hugo Williams

I liked not liking you much. I liked playing safe. Not being bowled over by you was part of the thrill. At the King’s Palace Hotel you couldn’t...

Review | Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up and Dorothea Lange:...

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, Circe Henestrosa & Claire Wilcox, until November 4th 2018 Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing,...

Novel Writing Competition Winners

After an overwhelming response to our first ever Novel Writing Competition, The London Magazine and Author Enterprises are extremely pleased to announce the winners: First Place Big...

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...

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