The London Magazine

Literature Collection  

Archived since February/ March 2010
Modern Archive

55 issues

The UK's oldest cultural journal featuring the best original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews and literary essays since 1732.

The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. From Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats to T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Doris Lessing, today it remains at the forefront with the best contemporary writing. Its writers on art have included John Richardson, Alan Bowness, Edward Lucie-Smith and Mel Gooding and it has featured original work by Graham Sutherland, Prunella Clough, Maggie Hambling and Frank Auerbach.

Latest Issue

The London Magazine’s December 2020/November 2021 edition features Rebecca Watson on Translating Experience into Fiction, Richard Aronowitz on History, Identity & Family, and Jeffrey Meyers on Comedy in the Life of Johnson; as well as Josh McLoughlin on Falstaff’s Nadir and Jude Cook on Writing about Paris. Charles Spencer writes about White Ship and Michael Barrie contributes to our long-running My London series.

Poetry by Robin Robertson, Helen Mort, Inua Ellams, Joe Dunthorne, Hugo Williams, Alexander Strnad, Rishi Dastidar, Nicola Healey, Patrick Deeley, Lance Larsen, John Mee and Gemma Howell. Short Fiction by Alex Pheby, Daniel Marc James, Leon Craig and Alba Arikha.

Reviews by Stuart Walton, Ellen Jones, Lamorna Ash, Chloё Ashby and Ian Brinton.

Plus a few wides words from Stephen Fry.

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  • First Issue: February/ March 2010
  • Latest Issue: December 2020/ January 2021
  • Issue Count: 55
  • Page Count: 7,635
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6847

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