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The UK's oldest cultural journal featuring the best original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews and literary essays since 1732. The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. Recent contributors include Christopher Reid, Helen Dunmore, John Sutherland, Michael Holroyd and Beryl Bainbridge, Michael Blackburn, Roddy Lumsden, Mario Petrucci, John Hartley Williams, George Szirtes, Martyn Crucefix and many more. Consistently on the pulse of what is happening on the literary scene, The London Magazine is a meeting place of the day's greatest minds.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 1732

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Short fiction should address mature and sophisticated themes. Moreover, it should have an elegance of style, structure and characterisation. We do not normally publish science fiction or fantasy writing, or erotica.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Reviews, essays, memoir pieces and features should be erudite, lucid and incisive.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review800 - 2,000 words.
Essay Essay800 - 2,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction800 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Poetry should display a commitment to the ultra specificities of language, and show a refined sense of simile and metaphor. The structure should be tight and exact.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines; Up to 6 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
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The London Magazine Poetry Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The London Magazine Short Story Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 07 Oct 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 06 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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