New graduate journal seeking contributions based on works and papers presented at UNSW's 'Politics of Listening' conference

Soapbox is an open-source graduate journal for cultural analysis, based at the University of Amsterdam ( Our first issue, themed ‘Practices of Listening’, is due for publication at the end of January, featuring contributions from MA and PhD candidates working on conceptual developments of listening in art, street protest, technology, and literature. In the months running up to publication, we’re publishing a series of shorter essays, opinion pieces, creative works, or art projects on this topic on our website, launching on September 1st. In order to report on the conference, and also to connect the participants and audiences of both conference and journal, we invite speakers and attendees to submit short texts or other media for publication.

For written submissions, the maximum word count is 1,000. These might include but are not limited to:

  • Condensed versions of conference papers – briefly introducing research topics covered there in more depth 

  • Pieces focusing on certain aspects of those presentations, such as close readings, methodological or disciplinary concerns

  • Responses to or comparisons of different papers

  • New insights developed from or separate to those papers: creative pieces, speculative or further research-oriented works

Soapbox would also be very interested in hosting multimedia submissions or artworks: visual works, video, audio or otherwise. 

Please email to pitch submissions or for further information.