• Staff

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    • Rachel Wiseman


    • Marie Otsuka
    • Etay Zwick

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    • Charles Comey
    • Jacob Mikanowski
    • Emilie Shumway

      Copy Editors

    • John Colin Bradley
    • Lindsay Knight
    • Patrick Underwood


    • Ione Barrows
    • J. Michael Eugenio
    • Angela Qian
    • Evan Weiss

      Art Advisor

    • Kate Rouhandeh

      Editorial Board

    • Danielle Allen
    • Thomas Bartscherer
    • J.C. Gabel
    • Jonathan Lear
    • Mark Lilla
    • Martha Nussbaum
    • Robert Pippin
    • Doug Seibold
    • Tom Stern
    • Ralph Ubl

      Web Design & Development

    • Lev Brie



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.

What People are Saying…

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.”


Submissions Guidelines

The Point welcomes submissions for the website and print journal. We will need drafts for our next print issue by January 15, 2014. The symposium for the issue is: What is Science for? Proposals for reviews and Essays on any topic are also welcome. We will need articles for Issue 9 by August of 2014. Essays can be between 4000-7000 words, while reviews and symposium contributions can run anywhere from 1200-3000 words. Writers whose articles make it into the print magazine will be compensated.

The website runs essays of any length but preferably of about 1500-3000 words. We publish on all topics but are especially happy to cover anything related to Chicago or the Midwest. 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.

The Point does not publish fiction or poetry. Please click here to submit your work online for consideration.

Where to get The Point:

The Point is now in bookstores, newstands, and libraries all over the world.  Please click here for a complete listing of stores.

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