This month’s Lit Mag Spotlight is shining on a very old, very renowned journal from England: The London Magazine. Dating back to 1732 (Yes! 1732!!), The London Magazine strives to be a home for the best writing and an indispensable feature on the British literary landscape. Enjoy!
CONTEST: Leave a comment on this blog post by November 27 to enter to win a six-month subscription to The London Magazine. You’ll also gain complete access to their website as well as the ability to view past issues of The London Magazine dating back to 2010! This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Gin! Thank you to all who participated.
Give us the lowdown on your journal’s mission.
To publish the best English-language poetry, short fiction, essays, and reviews.
Describe your ideal submission in 15 words or less.
Tight, startling, daring writing that is alive to the wonder of language.
Tell us about a piece you recently published that got the staff really excited. Why did you love it? Why did it strike a chord?
Robert Wilton’s essay on Albania’s WWI experience. It is an almost forgotten campaign and the essay is full of vivacity.
Regarding submissions: What’s the most common turnoff that you encounter (in terms of craft)?
Woolly, overlong poetry and poorly constructed, unimaginative short fiction.
What’s the most common oversight (in terms of submission guidelines)?
Not reading the guidelines closely.
Why is your journal awesome?
Its lineage and heritage are nonpareils which hold us to account to publish keen and sharp writing.
Where can readers find your submission guidelines?
All the information can be found on our website.
Freeform. What else would you like to say?
The London Magazine is at the centre of British cultural and literary life. Read it and astound your friends.
P.S. The London Magazine will be offering a 10% discount on 6-month and 1-year subscriptions available through their website on December 1. Keep an eye out for it!
CONTEST: Leave a comment on this blog post by November 27 to enter to win a six-month subscription to The London Magazine. You’ll also gain complete access to their website as well as the ability to view past issues of The London Magazine dating back to 2010! This contest is now closed.