THE LONDON MAGAZINE POETRY PRIZE

Home to some of the most prestigious poets in its long publishing history, The London Magazine is now open for submissions to its annual poetry prize.

First established in 1732, The London Magazine has a long and highly illustrious history. Not only is it one of the few magazines that can claim it had to temporarily cease publication because its editor was shot in a duel, it has also published original works from the likes of H. G. Wells, Sylvia Plath, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ted Hughes and Harold Pinter.

For its annual poetry prize, The London Magazine is looking for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines. There is no criteria as to the theme, form or style of the poems, but they are looking for diverse work which is not afraid to innovate and startle. The competition will be judged by Andrew McMillan, whose debut collection Physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award, and Rebecca Perry, who gained a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and a T S Eliot Prize shortlisting for her debut collection, Beauty/Beauty.

To put your work forward for a first prize of £300, second prize of £200 and third prize of £150, plus publication in the magazine itself, head to The London Magazine website for full details. Submissions close on June 30th 2016.