The London Magazine is England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732. It has published the likes of William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and John Keats. More recent contributors include Christopher Reid and Orange Prize winner Helen Dunmore.
A current competition is offering emerging writers the chance to be published in this prestigious magazine.
The London Magazine Poetry Competition is open to original poems up to 40 lines on any subject or theme. All works must not have been published before in any form (including being self-published or published online) and entrants can be based anywhere in the world.
The organisers’ aim is for the competition to be a platform for launching new talent. As well as receiving publication and a cash prize (1st prize £300, 2nd prize £200, 3rd prize £150), the magazine hopes to establish long term and productive relationships with prize winners, helping to kick start and maintain their publishing careers.
The competition will be judged by Tristram Fane Saunders, poetry editor of The Saint and critic at the Radio Times, and Holly Howitt-Dring, an author, editor and lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.
Entries for The London Magazine Poetry Competition close on 31 May 2015. For full entry details visit The London Magazine website.