Short Story Competition 2017 | Winners

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The London Magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Short Story Competition. 1st Place - Solitaire by Theo Greenblatt 2nd Place - Asma...

Review | 2019 Bienalsur

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What happens when a bold new take on the Biennale comes face-to-face with a new national cultural movement?  For those of us tired of...

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018 — Winner’s Announced!

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After an overwhelming response to this year's shortlist, our judges Samuel Fisher, Layla Benitez-James and Harry Mount have arrived at a decision for this...

Gay Taylor. ‘A Prison, A Paradise’ by Elisabeth Russell Taylor

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I cannot account for what it was that induced me to stop at a stall in the Farringdon Road and hand over twenty p...

An interview with Ian McMillian

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In this interview with Ian McMillan, The London Magazine’s Editor, Steven O’Brien, and Production Manager, Rachel Chanter, discuss Ian McMillan’s most recent collection of...

Chalk Poets by Stephanie Norgate

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The otherness of nature, the gap that separates its permanence from our finite experience, is as much a part of its constructed character as...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Rebecca Perry

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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...

An interview with Patricia McCarthy

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We spoke to Patricia McCarthy, one of the judges for our Poetry Prize 2017, who gave a bit of advice on entering this year's competition. As...

Forthcoming from TLM Editions | Fractals by Sudeep Sen

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We are pleased to announce that the next publication from TLM Editions will be Fractals, the new collection by Sudeep Sen. 'Poised, elegantly constructed poems...

The Rat by Hannah Lowe

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The landlady watches herself in the living room mirror, phone held to her ear. In the blurred morning light her face looks young again,...

Short Story Competition Prize Giving Ceremony 2018 – House of Commons

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On Tuesday 13th March 2018 The London Magazine awarded the winners of the Short Story Competition 2018 during a drinks reception on the House of Commons Terrace Pavillion. The prizes were...

Archive | Fiction | Let Them Call it Jazz by Jean...

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One bright Sunday morning in July I have trouble with my Notting Hill landlord because he ask for a month’s rent in advance. He...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

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Andrew McMillan’s debut collection Physical opens with an epitaph taken from one of the often overlooked novels of Hilda Doolittle, better known as H.D.,...

The Wheelbarrow by V. S. Pritchett

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In August 1960 The London Magazine published V. S. Pritchett’s short story ‘The Wheelbarrow’ alongside four poems by Derek Walcott and reviews by Louis...
michel houellebecq

The Atheist’s Burden

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Submission, Michel Houellebecq, William Heinemann, 256pp, ISBN 1785150243 £12.91 (French edition) Soumission Flammarion ISBN 2081354802 'Rats will most probably outlive mankind; their social system, in any case,...

Poetry Prize 2017 Ceremony

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On November 2nd 2017 The London Magazine celebrated the winners of the Poetry Prize 2017 with a drinks reception held at Collyer Bristow Gallery....

The General: a new poem by Steven O'Brien

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The General Somewhat after Ray Bradbury As the muezzin’s dusk call Sews the day to a new night The general looks up from his maps. His damp camouflage Hangs on...

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

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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.

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

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Upon viewing Jackson Pollock’s 1951 solo show in which he debuted his now famed ‘black paintings’, friend and fellow painter Alfonso Ossorio commented that...

2016 by James Stradner

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The clouds have swum down from the sky and rolled onto their backs in the streets, begging for someone to rub their fluffy bellies A day...

A Message From T. S. Eliot

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from The London Magazine February 1954 "What we need is the magazine which will boldly assume the existence of a public interested in serious literature, and eager...

Archive | Notes on Raymond Chandler by Ian Fleming

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

Poems on the Underground

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If for some reason you ever find yourself playing 'Tube Bingo' there a few things that you are guaranteed to be able to cross...

Matisse in the Studio at Royal Academy of Arts

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‘My life is between the walls of my studio’, Matisse once declared. Matisse in the Studio, currently showing at the Royal Academy of Arts,...

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