The London Magazine – short story competition

The London Magazine’s short story competition is returning for its third year in September. The magazine is home to some of the very best names in short story writing, including Raymond Carver, Alison MacLeod, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd.

To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is always looking for new voices from across the world. Its competitions provide emerging literary talent with an opportunity for publication and distinguished recognition.


Opening date: 1 September 2014

Deadline: 31 October 2014


  • 1st Prize: £500 (and published in a future issue of The London Magazine)
    2nd Prize: £300 (and published on The London Magazine’s website)
    3rd Prize: £200 (and published on The London Magazine’s website)
The winners will also be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015.

Entry fee: £10 per short story.

Judges: Polly Samson and Harriet Kline.

Please visit The London Magazine website for more details: