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The London Magazine Essay Competition


Saturday, July 1, 2017



Entry Fees

£10 for each writer's first submission and £5 for subsequent submissions.


First prize: £500 and publication in The London Magazine
Second prize: £300 and publication on The London Magazine Website
Third prize: £200 and publication on The London Magazine Website


As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists; works by the likes of T.S. Eliot and Nadine Gordimer can be found in our archives.

In our inaugural Essay Competition, we hope to find the most exciting new essays to reaffirm and develop the magazine’s strong nonfiction tradition.

All essays submitted must be previously unpublished and no longer than 1500 words. There will be no set theme or subject. We are looking for non-academic, original work with a powerful voice which is not afraid to surprise. This competition is open to international entries.

The judges for the competition will be announced soon.

The competition will run from 1st July-31st August. Submissions will be open via email,

Contact Information

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