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The Channel

The Channel is a creative and critical writing and arts magazine by the Sussex community. Anyone connected to Sussex – whether a student, a staff member, a visitor, a family member, an alumni or a staff member of a third party organisation that works on campus – can submit visual or written content.

Our content will include:

  • Short stories
  • Essays
  • Graphic novels/comics
  • Photography
  • Doodles
  • Artwork
  • Poetry
  • Blogs
  • Articles
  • Interviews
  • Basically any form of expression!

Submissions opened in mid-November 2018 and close at the beginning of March 2019. The first edition will be out in May but look out for blogs on our website in the meantime. While submissions don’t have to be political, the ethos of the magazine is for intersectional social justice. In this regard we hope to share creative and critical art and writing that can challenge the norms and structure of society and open new possibilities and imaginaries for the future.


What to send us:

Short fiction, poetry, abstractions, photographs, designs, comic strips/excerpts from a graphic novel, paintings, scripts, sketches, essays, excerpts from a novel or longer short fiction piece, diary entries, blogs. Surprise us.

How to submit:

  1. Before you submit your work, please read the general and specific criteria below to make sure your work follows all the guidelines.
  2. Send your submission by email when submissions are open. If you have missed a submission window, please send your work in once submissions open again.
  3. Title your email subject line: ‘Category_Surname_Name of Work’ e.g. ‘Essay_Coates_The Case for Reparations’
  4. Send writing as a word document attachment in an email and any visual work as any standard picture file attachment (jpeg, png etc…). Title the attachments as the name of your piece.
  5. Do not include your name in the submitted piece to keep the submission process anonymous.
  6. In the body of your email include:
  • the title and category of your piece
  • your contact details (name and 2 preferred forms of contact)
  • a short bio of no more than 50 words. Your bio can say anything you like
  • your affiliation with Sussex University

     7. Send your work to: thechannel.sussex@gmail.com

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  • The Channel Associate Membership£0.00
  • The Channel Standard Membership£0.00

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