For its special upcoming Colombian Edition for 2021, the year of Colombia and the UK, The London Magazine, with the support of Hay Festivals Colombia, is pleased to call for submissions in a wide range of forms to showcase Colombia’s literary, artistic and historical culture. 

We are interested in Non-Fiction (Essays), Short Fiction and Poetry of the highest literary quality, from a diverse group of Colombian writers and international writers. In particular, we are seeking to discover material which has not yet been published. 

Our guest editor for the Colombian Edition is Ella Windsor. Ella writes about arts and culture in Latin America for The London Magazine. She has lived in Colombia as well as other countries in the region. She also works closely with various Latin American companies and initiatives.

Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered for the Colombian Edition, please be sure to submit your work no later than 1st October 2021.

All submissions must be in English so please arrange for translations of texts written originally in Spanish (or any other language). If you are a translator submitting a translated text please be sure to have an author’s permission for your translation to be published. 

Please send material that has not yet been published in any books or major newspapers. 

Non-Fiction/Essays: Any writing that reflects on Colombian art, literature, culture, environment and history will be considered. Memoir pieces will also be considered. Please send Non-Fiction submissions in English. They should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

Short Fiction: Above all we look for elegance in style, structure and characterisation. We are open to both experimental and traditional forms, although we do not normally publish genre fiction such as science fiction or fantasy writing, or erotica. Please send Short Fiction submissions in English. They should be no more than 2,000 words.

Poetry: Poetry should display a commitment to the ultra-specificities of language and show a refined sense of simile and metaphor. The structure should be tight and exact. Please send poetry submissions in English, as well as any original Spanish texts, which we will also publish alongside the English translations. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.

Please email submissions, with the reference ‘Colombian Edition’ in the subject header, to:

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please do not duplicate material and please notify us if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

The editorial team will edit your piece, sometimes extensively. Our editors will work with you to craft something that is the right tone, length, and quality for The London Magazine. The editor has the final say on the title and the final proof, although we endeavour to take into account your preferences where appropriate.

Due to volume, we regret that we are unable to respond to submissions individually, unless your piece is accepted for publication in this issue. If you haven’t heard back from us within 8 weeks, please assume that your submission has not been accepted on this occasion.

Thank you and we wish you the best of luck with your submission. 




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