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The time has come – we are now accepting submissions for the first printed issue of the Courtauldian of the 2018/2019 academic year!

As with the previous three issues (Boundaries, Technology, and Heritage), this issue will again be loosely centred on a theme. With the temporary loss of the Courtauld’s collection to various institutions across the world, a gallery sitting empty and ready for renovation, and the imminent departure of Courtauld students from Somerset House, the theme of ABSENCE seems apt to explore.

With this in mind we invite students to meditate on the theme in any manner they desire, through features, interviews, reviews, illustrations, artworks, poetry and short stories.

Please send over an email to or the relevant editor(s) (see below or our 'ABOUT US' page) indicating interest, along with a general outline of what your intended submission will entail as soon as possible (no later than 29th October 2018). The final deadline for completed submissions will be 9th November 2018 - luckily, we all have a reading week's worth of free time to write something for the Courtauldian!


Continuing from the success of last year, we again ask for the submission of featured articles. These can cover a wide range of topics and ideas, with a link back to the overarching theme of ABSENCE. We are flexible on the style, length (as much as we can be within the limited space of a short magazine), and content. If you are interested in writing a feature piece, please contact: or


If you are interested in conducting an interview, please email: with a proposal or for more information, as our process for commissioning/conducting interviews differs slightly from that for other article types.

Poetry & Short Stories:

Reintroduced this year, in our Literary section we are eager to publish the creative writing of Courtauld students. We are flexible on the style, length (as much as we can be within the limited space of a short magazine), and content. For more information and to submit to this section of the Courtauldian please contact:,, or


Although focused online, a number of reviews will still be published in the printed publication.We are looking for reviews on a broad range of subjects: theatre, film, books, exhibitions, and more. For the printed issue, we are trying to keep the reviews we include as relevant and up-to-date as possible. For this reason, we are asking that all reviews cover subjects which will be new at the end of November and still relevant when ABSENCE is published in December.

If you are interested, however, in writing a review that fits outside of those parameters, please still get in touch! We accept reviews on a continuous basis for publication on our website.

To learn more about submitting a review, or indicate interest please contact: or

Illustrations & Artwork:

If you are more the artistic type, we are always looking for illustrators. We are particularly keen to get more student art in ABSENCE than we have seen in the previous few issues of the Courtauldian.

Join the ‘Illustration – The Courtauldian 2018/19’ Facebook group to see the commissions available over the coming weeks, and if you would like to see your art or photography printed please contact:

If you would like more information, we are of course happy to help – just get in touch.


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