Interview | On the Pleasures of Observing the City: A London...

Madeleine FeenyOn the Pleasures of Observing the City: A London walk with Ana KinsellaLook Here, Ana Kinsella Daunt Books Publishing, Paperback, 26th May 2022, £9.99When,...

Archive | Song of Sixpence by Samuel Selvon

Samuel SelvonSong of Sixpence   'Song of Sixpence' by Samuel Selvon was published in the August 1960 edition of The London Magazine edited by John Lehmann....

Poetry | All Fools Day & Mischief by Frank Dullaghan

Frank DullaghanAll Fools Day & Mischief  All Fools DayIt’s an old joke – send a fool on a fruitless errand – a dozen cock eggs, a pound...

Fiction | The Killer Moves Among Us by Anna Walsh

Anna WalshThe Killer Moves Among Us  Paula took a cold beer from the fridge and looked out the window. The rain pissed down mutinous as...

Interview | Josselin Bordat

Erik MartinyAn Interview with Josselin Bordat   Josselin Bordat is a novelist, short story writer and television host and screenwriter whose work focuses on foregrounding the...

Poetry | Natural Tuning Green Dusk for Dreams by Aaron Fagan

Aaron Fagan Natural Tuning Green Dusk for Dreams  Nothing exciting ever happens here because I fear I’m dead when I close my closed eyes As one who may...

Fiction | Still Life by Zoë Wicomb [EXTRACT]

Zoë WicombStill Life  A novel that looks at colonial legacy and issues of contemporary authorship, Zoë Wicomb's novel Still Life concerns the attempt of an author...

Interview | Malcolm Gaskill on witchcraft, gender-politics and being shortlisted for...

 Malcolm Gaskill on witchcraft, gender-politics and being shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2022  The Wolfson History Prize revealed its shortlist for 2022 in April,...

Essay | Stubborn Objects by Leon Craig

Leon CraigStubborn Objects  I saw four things     in beautiful fashion journeying together.     Dark were their tracks, the path very black…Exeter Book Riddle 40, Paul Franklin...

Fiction | Reward System by Jem Calder [EXTRACT]

Jem CalderReward System  The following text is reproduced with permission from Jem Calder‘s debut collection of short stories, Reward System, examining office culture, pandemics and...

Fiction | Tolstoy’s Mice by Guy Ware

Guy Ware Tolstoy's Mice  He says, I don’t do that any more. .........I’m sorry, I wouldn’t have asked. Only … I’m sorry. .........Who is this apologetic woman at...

Interview | Emma Larkin on her new novel, Comrade Aeon’s Field...

Emma Larkin on her new novel, Comrade Aeon's Field Guide to Bangkok Emma Larkin is a writer and journalist living in Thailand. The author of...

Fiction | My Name is Yip by Paddy Crewe [Extract]

Paddy CreweMy Name is Yip  The following text is reproduced with permission from Paddy Crewe's debut novel, My Name is Yip, an original, voice-driven story...

Fiction | Nailbed by Elena Zolotariov

Elena ZolotariovNailbed  I started biting my nails at the age of five. I remember the tingling sensation, neurons responding. I remember being aware of the...

Archive | Rose and Alfred by Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau Rose and Alfred  The following piece is from the February 1969 edition of The London Magazine edited by Alan Ross. French poet, novelist, playwright...

Poetry | just dessert by Jack Houston

Jack Houstonjust dessert  it was then that they reachedacross the table & jammeda finger into the firmswirl of my custard& digit glistening withdrewto lick that indexslowly & purposefullyclean while I stareddown & watchedtheir knuckle’s circumferencesmoothly ooze...

Fiction | Divination by Jen Calleja

Jen CallejaDivination  TW: The following piece contains themes that some readers might find upsetting.When the rain wept and wailed and hammered its wet fists against...

Poetry | Ice House Love by Natalie Shaw

Natalie ShawIce House Love He rather liked the ice house No, he was already a little in love with the ice house No, even before they had been...

Fiction | Under the Sun by Joe Gatt

Joe GattUnder the Sun9. qtâl The ninth form is used to express the acquisition of some colour or quality, which may be either desirable or...

Essay | The Filth and the Fury – England’s Litter Problem...

Will StoneThe Filth and the Fury – England’s Litter Problem  In spring 2021, the national road network of England lies in a state of unprecedented...

Interview | Daisy Johnson at The London Book Fair

 Daisy Johnson at The London Book Fair  After a two-year hiatus The London Book Fair returned earlier this month, reuniting the publishing community and sharing...

Poetry | Shop Local by Serena Alagappan

Serena AlagappanShop Local  the stone pine is local, but a blueberry plant sprouts rampant: the wife takes to it with shears; she doesn’t mind the bees.her...

Poetry | A Newer Wilderness by Nicola Healey

Nicola HealeyA Newer Wilderness ‘But Light a newer Wilderness / My Wilderness has made –’ – Emily Dickinson There is a world that must lie, always, just beneath and...

Poetry | A Winter Morning by Dmitry Blizniuk

Dmitry Blizniuk (trans. Sergey Gerasimov)A Winter Morning a winter morning is like a crumpled cigarette the tobacco is spilled out the sidewalk is strewn with sand the color...

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