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The London Reader 103

About

The London Reader brings you a diversity of thought-provoking and engaging perspectives in contemporary literature. Featuring both up-and-coming and established writers, the fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry in each issue seeks to both engage and entertain readers around a single topic. In this fashion, The London Reader is unique among literary magazines. Each issue, like an art gallery, is curated by an expert or academic around a central theme or writer. Issues of the London Reader are cooperatively owned by all collaborators and contributors as part of the Cooperative Design: Word initiative. A portion of revenue from each issue is donated to a charity of the curator’s choice.

Important: Lengths for themed submissions may vary. Please see guidelines for details.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 2016

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment Royalties No monetary payment. Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment Royalties No monetary payment. Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

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:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment Royalties No monetary payment. Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment Royalties No monetary payment. Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 11 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Dec 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Jan 2017

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