The Point is a Chicago-based print journal publishing rigorous but accessible writing about contemporary life and culture. The journal is published twice-yearly and available for order online and in select bookstores. The website features selected content from the magazine, as well as original articles. Please click here to see our submission guidelines.
“Provocative and eclectic … You are really missing something if you don’t know about this publication.”
–Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
“The Point is subtle and various, empathetic and argumentative, and more unexpected than it seems at first acquaintance.”
–Times Literary Supplement
“Ranging from classical philosophy to politics and the arts … massively refreshing.”
–Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
“I’m going to recommend everyone have a look at The Point … a mixture of literary and cultural criticism, written in a learned but far from academic prose.”
–Scott Esposito, Conversational Reading
“This magazine is my favorite all time thing to read.”
The Point welcomes submissions for the website and print journal. The website will be running essays ranging from 1500-3000 words on contemporary arts and culture—we are especially happy to publish anything relating to the Chicago theater or visual art scene. The website also includes a section entitled Points – a short format for ideas. If submitting a Point, please include the Point itself, and not a proposal for a Point. For the print journal, contributors should keep in mind that we have three sections: essays, a symposium and reviews. Essays can be between 4000-7000 words, while reviews can be anywhere from 1000-2500 words. Please include a detailed description of your proposal and writing samples if possible. The Point does not publish fiction or poetry. Please click here to submit your work online for consideration.
The Point is now in bookstores, newstands, and libraries all over the world. Please click here for a complete listing of stores.