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‘At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,’
T.S Eliot, ‘Burnt Norton’
About The Still Point Journal
TSP is a new literary journal for Arts and Humanities researchers. We aim to be a forum for dialogue, collaboration and experimentation, and offer a space for creatively writing through ideas in original forms.
‘The still point’ reflects our experience of being new researchers and represents those moments when we take time out of our days for deep thinking and reflection: when the world gets quiet but our minds are still racing.
Our print edition is supported by the AHRC and London Arts and Humanities Partnership, meaning that the majority of our print issue is given over to London-based researchers. Our blog, however, is open to all.
The Still Point Blog
We accept submissions on a rolling basis for our blog, just send us an email, blog[at]thestillpointjournal.com.
We feature short fiction, poetry and visual art, although our 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. We love informal articles and journalistic pieces, free of footnotes or bibliographies, that feel more like a collection of conversations had with fellow researchers over coffee than academic papers. You might tell the story of a visit to an archive, or a pilgrimage in search of the traces of a writer or artist, or simply mull over some inspiration which came from an unexpected source… if you have a story to tell, we’d like to hear it.
We are also seeking contributions to our “regular” series, including The Secret Autobiography of My PhD, Sounds to Accompany a PhD, and, to accompany our forthcoming Autumn 2016 print issue, digital versions of Researcher’s Notebooks. See the links for inspiration.
The Still Point Journal Print and Ezine
Issue #2 – The Researcher’s Notebook forthcoming Autumn 2016
Our call for papers closed in February 2016. We will be announcing the launch date of issue #2 in the late Summer.
Issue #1 was launched in November 2015, and includes fourteen pieces of creative non-fiction, poetry and visual work, produced by researchers in London. The print edition is a sleek 50 pages, gathered within a soft cover and standing at an elegant B5. Request a copy, for the cost of postage only (or free if you can collect in London!), from editor[at]thestillpointjournal.com.
You can also read Issue #1 online:
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