Thank you so much to everyone who entered this year’s Short Story Competition. The standard of entries was extremely high but our judges have made their choices and we a delighted to announce the winners are as follows:

1st place: ‘Fascicle 41’ by Anna McGrail

2nd place: ‘Icarus’ by Robert Hawkins

3rd place: ‘Mother’s Ruin’ by Lynn Bushell

Each of these stories will be published in forthcoming issues of The London Magazine as well as online. The winners will be awarded their prizes at a ceremony held at the House of Commons in London later this month.

We would also like to extend a special mention to the following stories which also impressed our judges and magazine staff:

Highly Commended:

Backburn by Ríona Judge McCormack

The Black Hole of Westminster by Rhys Timson

Hair by Judy Birkbeck

Chekhov’s Gun by Anthony Howcroft

The Burial Plot by Tess M S Little

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