News | The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Prize 2019


Update: Submissions are now closed for The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Prize 2019. This shortlist will be announced in the next few weeks. Thank you to all publishers who entered this year. 

The London Magazine has launched its debut fiction prize for a second year following the success of its inaugural year.

The award will be administered by the magazine’s editorial team, and is sponsored by law firm Collyer Bristow. First launched last May, it aims to celebrate exceptional literary fiction, and is inviting publishers to submit one debut work of fiction each that was published in the calendar year 2018.

This can include collections of fiction by a sole author, but the book must be in its original form and language. 

While it is open to all publishers, last year’s shortlist was dominated by independent presses with David Keenan triumphing with This Is Memorial Device (Faber). Entries are limited to one submission per publishing imprint.

The prize is free to enter and will be judged by a panel of literary critics Houman Barekat and Suzi Feay, and chaired by the London Magazine’s co-editor Matthew Scott. The winning author will receive a prize of £1,000. 

Publishers can nominate their books on the following website by midnight on June 30th. 

Once nominated, please send the book to:

The London Magazine
11 Queen’s Gate

Thank you!

The above was originally announced on The Bookseller website on May 1st.
For any questions regarding the prize, please email

The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Prize 2018 shortlist:
This is Memorial Device – David Keenan (Faber & Faber)
Darker with the Lights On – David Hayden (Little Island Press) 
Safe Mode – Sam Riviere (Test Centre) 
Sympathy – Olivia Sudjic (Pushkin Press) 

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