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Featuring great stories from thought-provoking perspectives, the London Reader magazine presents contemporary voices in creative writing. The fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and interviews in each issue are curated, as if in a gallery, in order to explore a single theme, genre, region, or topic.

By subscribing to the London Reader, you're directly supporting the writers whose work is within its pages. Issues are cooperatively owned by their contributors, and each writer receives a proportionate share of your subscription amount. In addition, the curator of each issue designates a charity, detailed within, which receives 10 percent of revenue from the issue.

New issues are released four times per year on the first day of March, June, September, and December.

Support the literary arts; read great stories; subscribe to the London Reader.

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Current Issue:
Drama & Dragons: Stories about Games and Growing up

From their humble beginnings a half century ago, pen-and-paper roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons have gone on to become a global cultural phenomenon and inspired many generations of writers to think deeper about the stories they create. This issue of the London Reader delves into the worlds of these games and the stories of the people who play them.

Guest introductions by Emily Care Boss and Steve Jackson give insight into the connections between games and literature. Short stories, poetry, and art by Jeff Noon, author of Vurt; Bridget Penney; PK Merlott; Innes Smith; Jesse Gazic; Christine King; Rachael Arsenault; Ian McLachlan; d’Ores&Deja; Kevin Oberlin; Paul Carrick; Inbal Breda; Stefan Poag; Eric Quigley; and Nicolò Maioli all explore roleplaying games and the lives of their players. This issue also presents an interview with the New York Times best-selling author of the Dragonlance series, Margaret Weis.

Drama & Dragons includes a Bonus Feature with three one-page, ready-to-play roleplaying games that walk the line between literature and games, as well as a Bonus Feature on LitRPG fiction, a new genre of fantasy and sci-fi, where the stories take place within a computer game and the rules of the game impact the characters. This bonus section includes interviews with the founders of LitRPG—Vasily Mahanenko, Alex Bobl, and D. Rus—as well as excerpts from LitRPG novels by Holly Jennings and Ember Lane.

Join these storytellers on their adventures as they explore the dungeons of our collective imagination and confront the troubles that lie within.
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The London Reader is also available by subscription for Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

See calls for submissions and previous issues at LondonReader.uk.
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  • A digital copy of each new issue in PDF format
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Patron of the Literary Arts
$49 or more per magazine issue
Wow! Thank you for becoming a patron of the magazine you love and supporting the diverse array of writers within. As with other rewards tiers, every contributor to the magazine receives a portion of your patronage with each new issue.

Get the current issue and the most recent back issue FREE as soon as you register, as above, and then for $196 per year receive... 
  • Access to discussion of upcoming issue themes and ability to weigh in on the editors' decisions
  • Access to previews of upcoming interviews and ability to propose questions for famous authors
  • Your name in the 'Special Thanks' of each issue
  • Plus a Premium Print Subscription as above with four new Print and PDF issues every year
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Receive FREE digital copies of the current and previous issues of the London Reader as soon as you register as a patron at any Rewards tier! Your first contribution to the London Reader will not be charged to your Patreon account until the release of the next issue.


Featuring great stories from thought-provoking perspectives, the London Reader magazine presents contemporary voices in creative writing. The fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and interviews in each issue are curated, as if in a gallery, in order to explore a single theme, genre, region, or topic.

By subscribing to the London Reader, you're directly supporting the writers whose work is within its pages. Issues are cooperatively owned by their contributors, and each writer receives a proportionate share of your subscription amount. In addition, the curator of each issue designates a charity, detailed within, which receives 10 percent of revenue from the issue.

New issues are released four times per year on the first day of March, June, September, and December.

Support the literary arts; read great stories; subscribe to the London Reader.

* * *


Current Issue:
Drama & Dragons: Stories about Games and Growing up

From their humble beginnings a half century ago, pen-and-paper roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons have gone on to become a global cultural phenomenon and inspired many generations of writers to think deeper about the stories they create. This issue of the London Reader delves into the worlds of these games and the stories of the people who play them.

Guest introductions by Emily Care Boss and Steve Jackson give insight into the connections between games and literature. Short stories, poetry, and art by Jeff Noon, author of Vurt; Bridget Penney; PK Merlott; Innes Smith; Jesse Gazic; Christine King; Rachael Arsenault; Ian McLachlan; d’Ores&Deja; Kevin Oberlin; Paul Carrick; Inbal Breda; Stefan Poag; Eric Quigley; and Nicolò Maioli all explore roleplaying games and the lives of their players. This issue also presents an interview with the New York Times best-selling author of the Dragonlance series, Margaret Weis.

Drama & Dragons includes a Bonus Feature with three one-page, ready-to-play roleplaying games that walk the line between literature and games, as well as a Bonus Feature on LitRPG fiction, a new genre of fantasy and sci-fi, where the stories take place within a computer game and the rules of the game impact the characters. This bonus section includes interviews with the founders of LitRPG—Vasily Mahanenko, Alex Bobl, and D. Rus—as well as excerpts from LitRPG novels by Holly Jennings and Ember Lane.

Join these storytellers on their adventures as they explore the dungeons of our collective imagination and confront the troubles that lie within.
* * *
The London Reader is also available by subscription for Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

See calls for submissions and previous issues at LondonReader.uk.

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Tiers
Standard eSubscriber
$2.99 or more per magazine issue
Get the current issue, "Truth, Lies, & Fiction" and the back issue "After Words: Animal Reflections", for FREE in PDF as soon as you register, and then for only $11.96 per year receive... 
  • A new issue of the London Reader in PDF format four times per year
  • Access to subscriber-only preview content online
Premium Print Subscriber
$13.99 or more per magazine issue
Get the current issue and the most recent back issue FREE as soon as you register, as above, and then for only $55.96 per year receive...
  • A new high quality print issue, of the London Reader, perfect bound, trade paperback, mailed direct to your home four times per year
  • A digital copy of each new issue in PDF format
  • Access to subscriber-only preview content online

(Please add $1 for additional shipping fees if you live outside the United Kingdom or continental United States) 

Patron of the Literary Arts
$49 or more per magazine issue
Wow! Thank you for becoming a patron of the magazine you love and supporting the diverse array of writers within. As with other rewards tiers, every contributor to the magazine receives a portion of your patronage with each new issue.

Get the current issue and the most recent back issue FREE as soon as you register, as above, and then for $196 per year receive... 
  • Access to discussion of upcoming issue themes and ability to weigh in on the editors' decisions
  • Access to previews of upcoming interviews and ability to propose questions for famous authors
  • Your name in the 'Special Thanks' of each issue
  • Plus a Premium Print Subscription as above with four new Print and PDF issues every year