The Literary London Journal is the free, online, open-access journal of the Literary London Society.
Founded in 2003 by Lawrence Phillips, who edited the journal between 2003 and 2011, it is the first and only journal to provide a common forum for scholars and students engaged specifically in the study of London and literature. From the start, The Literary London Journal has aimed to publish the best new research relating to London and literature.
The Literary London Society is dedicated to fostering an intellectual community that facilitates interdisciplinary exchange. The Literary London Journal plays an important part in meeting that aim. While the editorial focus of the journal is on representations of London in literature, articles in cognate disciplines that contribute to readings of London are very much encouraged. These subject areas include readings of London in history, drama, film, geography, art history, architecture, urban sociology, painting and engraving, and many more.
The Literary London Journal is fully peer-reviewed. It is published twice a year, in spring and autumn, and is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography and the Directory of Open Access Journals. It appears online only and is free to all. It remains the intention of the Literary London Society to keep the Journal online and free into the foreseeable future.