Following last year’s success, The London Magazine’s short story competition has returned to find the best short stories in English from around the globe.

The competition will be judged by the novelists Stephen May, author of the novels Tag and Life! Death! Prizes! and Avril Joy, author of the novel The Sweet Track and  winner of the 2012 inaugural Costa Short Story Award for her story Millie and Bird. The winner will be published in the magazine and receive a £500 prize. Second and third place will both be published on The London Magazine website and receive £300 and £200 respectively. All winners will be invited to receive their prizes at a prestigious awards ceremony at The House of Commons on the 21st January.

‘The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition is the smithy where the most glittering new narratives are forged,’ says Steven O’Brien, the editor of The London Magazine.

The competition opened on the 1st September and the submission deadline is the 31st October. Postal entries must be submitted by the 26th October.

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