June 01 2020

A note on COVID-19

Dear Reader, 

We are all facing extraordinary circumstances, and at The London Magazine we think it is important to remain open and transparent at a time when things can feel frightening and uncertain. 

Sadly, many of our beloved bookshops have had to temporarily close their doors, however, we understand that for many – including ourselves – reading offers comfort, hope and solace. Therefore, with delivery services remaining in place and online retail encouraged by the UK government, we will continue running orders direct via our website so that we can keep connected and enthused during this time of solitude and isolation. This includes our new June/July issue which is now available to order. 

Our June/July 2020 issue includes Craig Brown on The Beatles’ Songbook, Tomos Tomaszewski on Family Trauma, and Jonathan McAloon on Whistler and the Art of Scandal; alongside Elsa Court on the American Road in Fiction, Ted Hodgkinson on Nature and Art in a Time of Turbulence, and Grevel Lindop on Grief. 

It features poetry by Charlie Baylis, Ali Lewis, Will Burns, Sinead O’Brien, Kaleem Hawa, Shannon Kuta Kelly, Suzannah V. Evans, Kimberly Campanello, Tim Liardet, and Will Vigar. As well as short fiction by Ingrid Persaud, Nina Ellis, Toby Litt, and Rachel Bower’s winning entry in The London Magazine’s 2019/20 Short Fiction Prize. 

For a limited time only, the issue also comes with a limited-edition Supplementary Pamphlet while stocks last, featuring writing on the coronavirus pandemic. Contributors include Will Stone, Peter Robinson, Simon Armitage, Toby Litt, Theophilus Kwek, Jonathan Simons, Martha Sprackland, Stephanie Sy-Quia, Stuart Walton, Suzi Feay, Christoper Reid, Ellen Jones, Rebecca Farmer, Horatio Morpurgo, Hugo Williams, Daniel Swift, and Matthew Scott.

We ask readers to be aware that the production team remains working from home and that print times are inevitably somewhat slower than usual with the result that print copies of the June/July issue of the magazine have been delayed, available on back order and may take a week or so longer than expected to reach you. The June/July Supplementary Pamphlet will be released mid-June so may arrive separately for some orders. 

We are working hard to ensure both our team and deliveries are safe and healthy, closely following government guidelines and wearing protective clothing when handling print issues. We only use Royal Mail, whose safety measures and COVID-19 updates can be found here, and we will still be shipping orders internationally until further notice.

If tighter measures are put in place and we are unable to deliver physical copies of our issues, we will supply you with a digital version and create a backlog to be fulfilled when services resume as normal. Please be assured that should this apply to your order, you will be contacted directly.

The London Magazine team continue working from home, so if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order get in touch with us via email at subscriptions@thelondonmagazine.org.

Thank you for your support at a time when it matters now more than ever.

Yours faithfully,

The London Magazine Team



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