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The Point: General Submissions

Please note that The Point does not publish fiction or poetry, although we gladly accept criticism about fiction and poetry. As a general rule, we do not publish pure memoir or straight book/film reviews, but rather look for writing that combines some kind of personal or journalistic narrative with a philosophical or critical argument. The best way get a feel for our editorial inclinations is to read the magazine.

Submissions are accepted through Submittable.

Each issue of the magazine has three main sections: ESSAYS, SYMPOSIUM and REVIEWS. Our essays blend memoir, criticism and journalism to examine the ideas and beliefs that shape our world. The symposium is a collection of responses to a question chosen by the editors (e.g., What is protest for? What is marriage for? What is privacy for?). Reviews can be about pretty much anything at all. Print essays run between 3,000 and 6,000 words; reviews and symposium articles are of medium length (1,500-3,000 words). We also accept ideas-driven reported pieces for our CORRESPONDENCE section (3,000-5,000 words).

About the Journal

The Point is a magazine of philosophical writing that embodies two distinct but complementary convictions: on the one hand, that humanistic thinking has relevance for contemporary life; on the other, that our lives are full of experiences worth thinking about. We welcome submissions for our print journal, which is published three times a year, and for our website, which is updated continuously.