As the current team begin the second and third years of their PhDs, The Still Point Journal is looking for new research students to take over, develop the project, and make it their own. Roles on offer include journal editors, blog editors, and event organisers. Although some experience is a wonderful asset, The Still Point Journal is all about creative experimentation and learning curves, so if you have a passion for literary journals, indie publishing, creative writing, or design, this could be a great opportunity for you.
The Still Point Journal is a literary journal for Arts and Humanities researchers, established in 2014 and supported by the LAHP (London Arts & Humanities Partnership) and the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council). The Still Point aims to be a forum for dialogue, collaboration and experimentation, and offers a space for creatively writing through ideas in original forms. The Journal features short fiction, poetry and visual art, although its particular focus is on non-fiction writing, related – however tangentially – to our research and the kind of rich thinking and exploration we do during the course of this research. These informal articles and journalistic pieces, free of footnotes or bibliographies, should feel more like a collection of conversations had with fellow researchers over coffee than academic papers.
At The Still Point we believe in the untold stories of the PhD, the creative energy that fizzes at the peripheries, the mind-wanderings and tangential inspirations, and we wanted to create a space to celebrate this. In its current iteration, The Still Point publishes an annual literary journal with submissions from arts and humanities researchers from institutions across London, and runs a regular online blog that accepts submissions from researchers across the world. We are passionate about the medium of print and about exploring new possibilities for the intersection between print and digital media.
In addition to our print issue and blog content, since 2014 The Still Point has organised a range of events exploring the intersection between the creative and the critical, including poetry readings, a creative exchange and art exhibition, a launch party with readings and live music, creative non-fiction workshops, and co-ordinated and curated an innovative online symposium. If you think all of this sounds exciting, then you should think about joining The Still Point.
If you would like to join The Still Point editorial team send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you would like to be involved with the journal, what role you are interested in, and mentioning any experience you think you can bring to the role, by the 31st October.
To oversee the development, editing and design of Issue #3 of The Still Point Journal (to be published in a digital and print format), including attendance at monthly editorial meetings.
- Develop and write a Call for Submissions (CFS).
- Circulate and promote the CFS to all relevant institutions, students and student groups.
- Manage and read through submissions, and select material for Issue #3 after discussion with other editors.
- Work with the selected writers to edit their pieces, as required.
- Liaise with a designer to create the layouts for Issue #3
- Work with the events team to organise a launch party and help to distribute the Issue, including depositing it in libraries such as the BL, and the Southbank Saison Poetry Library.
To manage the blog for The Still Point Journal for a period of one year, including attendance at monthly Editorial meetings.
- Commission new blog posts and liaise with guest writers
- Edit and upload posts
- Maintain a schedule, aiming for 1 blog post per week where possible
- Write posts yourself, including any news regarding the journal
- Promote new posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Use the blog to promote the Print Issue, both the Call for Submissions and the final product
- Organise an online symposium in July 2017, making the most of the digital medium (optional)
The Still Point Journal has never had a formal events team before, so this would be a new role that you could develop together.
If you would like to join The Still Point editorial team send an email to email@example.com telling us why you would like to be involved with the journal, what role you are interested in, and mentioning any experience you think you can bring to the role, by the 31st October.