Aesop Magazine is a completely free to read London short story magazine, with both a print and e-magazine. 60,000 copies are distributed each month to Central London readers using the Underground.

The magazine aims to promote both published and amateur authors, at the same time as preserving a literary form, whose lineage can be traced all the way back to  the dawn of recorded history.

In order to provide this free service, Aesop Magazine's costs are funded by advertising sales - harking back to a tradition of patronage, which promoted the works of Classical scholars and writers such as Aesop,  Plato and Herodotus and gave them the opportunity to compose their now immortal works.

To attempt to list the wide ranging jobs and accomplishments of all of our many contributors would be an effort in futility, but to name a few of note, they include doctors, lawyers, authors, playwrights, screenwriters, literary critics, and academics.

There are numerous award winners including an EMI winner, and a winner of The Sunday Tribune’s New Irish Writer of the Year and Emerging Poetry Awards.

At the other end of the spectrum, we’ve had submissions from university students, schoolchildren, first time writers, retirees and countless other relative  newcomers who are just making their debut into the world of publishing. Our only precondition is that work is submitted in English (or with an accompanying translation).