Still Point Journal

The LAHP-funded The Still Point Journal has recently published its forth issue, Traces. The aim of the journal is to encourage conversation and exchange between researchers from disciplines across the Arts & Humanities and in the academic space of London and the larger global community interacting with it. We hope that The Still Point Journal will engage readers and writers in new conversations and open up the niches of our research to new audiences.

If you would like to join the editorial board, please email Contributors should be currently affiliated with a research institution, although we are also interested in hearing from artists, designers and illustrators who would like to collaborate with researchers on their pieces.

Call for submissions – Extended deadline: 20th November

We invite written and visual submissions, in any form, responding to the idea of presence. Presence might relate to a sense of being physically present in a certain space or time, or to a sense of existence. It may resonate with a sense of vitality; or of self-possession, proximity, or posturing. The theme may relate to the presence of another, welcome or unwelcome, eerie or comforting. A reflection on presence might very well call up its inverse: absence. Contributors may address the notion of presence as directly or as obliquely as they wish.

We welcome submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, experimental prose, essays, photography, illustration and everything in between. As a rough guideline, prose pieces should be no longer 1500 words, although there is a degree of flexibility. Poets, photographers and visual artists are welcome to send a selection of work, but it should be noted that contributors will be limited to 2 short poems or 2 sides of visual art each in the print edition. Submissions should be sent to by Monday 16th November the extended deadline of Friday 20th November.

The Still Point is a forum for creative expression and abstract thinking, outside the structures of academic writing. Presence will be our first print edition since LAHP’s expansion to include LSE, QMUL, CSSD, RCA and RCM in addition to KCL, SAS and UCL. As such, we are keen this year to publish work by a wide range of contributors from all eight of these institutions, and for Presence to reflect LAHP’s new form in the diversity of forms, subjects, and perspectives it features. We particularly invite submissions from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (people of colour), refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working-class and LGBTQI+ contributors.

The Still Point’s four previous print editions can be found on our website, in addition to every piece of writing and art we have published in our six-year history. The Still Point editorial team comprises Lizzie Hibbert, James Waddell, Imogen Free, Sarah Collier and Fabian Broeker. Presence is being produced in collaboration with graphic designer Carys Howells. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at We can’t wait to hear from you.


We are excited to announce the launch of The Still Point Journal’s brand new website! The Still Point is a LAHP and AHRC supported literary journal, featuring original work by arts and humanities researcher in London. All four of our previous print editions, as well as six years’ worth of excellent blog posts written by former and current LAHP students, are now available to read on our new site.

We will be posting new material on the site every Monday morning, beginning today with a wonderful essay, ‘Sociality in the Time of Grief’, by Josh Leon, a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art. 

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