Still Point was established in 2014 by arts and humanities researchers at King's College London and University College London. We are a journal of fiction, poetry, art, ideas, essays and opinion. We publish new work on our website in addition to producing an annual print edition.
Our editors are postgraduate research students with the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). Our contributors comprise researchers from all eight of LAHP's constituent universities, academics with other academic affiliations or none, and a diverse array of writers and thinkers in London and beyond.
Write for the Still Point
We are always looking for new submissions to our online edition, especially but not exclusively from research students at KCL, LSE, QMUL, CSSD, RCA, RCM, SAS or UCL. We welcome non-fiction, poetry, short stories, experimental essays and visual work in all forms, which might be related to your current research in the arts or humanities or not. Written pieces should be up to 1000 words in length (although we have been known to make exceptions). We're also looking for opinion pieces about academic life in London - if you have a story about pay, precarity, or faculty politics that isn't being told, we'd love to hear from you.
Pitches and submissions to the online edition should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short author bio.
Fintan Calpin (Editor) is a writer from London. He is studying for a doctorate in contemporary poetry & Marxian theory at King's College London. He currently lives in Vancouver on the stolen lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
Cora Chalaby (Arts Editor) is in the first year of her PhD in History of Art at University College London, where her PhD is fully funded by UCL’s Graduate Research Scholarship. Cora’s research explores American abstract painting by women artists in the 1960s and 1970s, focussing on the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Howardena Pindell and Alma Thomas. Cora holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2020) and BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge.
Clara Ng (Reviews & Deputy Editor) is doing her PhD in Comparative Literature at University College London. Her research interests include the shifting structure of revelatory experience in women's literature, neoliberalism in relation to cultural creation, and self-writing more broadly.
William Burns (Reviews & Deputy Editor) is a second-year PhD student at University College London, researching the relationship between twentieth-century American poets and the modern university, focusing in particular on T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Kenneth Koch, Adrienne Rich, and John Ashbery. He has written for The London Magazine, Cambridge
Humanities Review, and, of course, Still Point.