Thank you to everyone who entered The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition. The entries have been fantastic and we are delighted to announce the 20 shortlisted entries for the competition.


  • A Mare’s Nest by John Greenwood
  • A Thousand Steps to Grass Street by Wes Lee
  • An Incomplete Taxonomy of Greetings by Matt Greene
  • Azrael’s Whispers by Frank Talaber
  • Baking Blind by Melanie Whipman
  • Chest of Drawers by Harriet Kline
  • Crumb. A digression by Liam Lonergran
  • Flowers by Mark Godfrey
  • Fox Ache by Jennifer Bailey
  • Give Dust a Tongue by John Deane
  • Night Studio by Athanasia Hughes
  • October 30th by Caroline Moir
  • Seven Facts of Water by Alex Ruczaj
  • The Accordion by Kieron O’Hara
  • The Brightlingsea Boy by Daniel Jeffreys
  • The Golden Hour by Frances Gapper
  • The Haven by Paul Houghton
  • The Language of Love by Rebecca Camu
  • The Perfect Last Day by Polly Ann White
  • Underground for the End of the World by Seth Insua


The winners will be announced in January and will be formally celebrated at the House of Commons on 21st of January 2014.

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