About Notes

What is Notes?

Notes is a student-run journal released fortnightly in Oxford and Cambridge. This site is run by the Cambridge team only. We publish contributed essays, creative writing, art – but we are not limited to these. We accept anything that involves and would stimulate original thought.

Submissions are open to all; you do not need to be a student, nor do you need to belong either to Oxford or Cambridge. We provide critical feedback on every submission.

If you would like to contact with general queries, questions about sponsorship or collaborations, please email us at info@notespublication.com.

Why was Notes started?

Jamie Patel, Laurie Lewis and Nick Hitchcock started Notes back in 2012 with the ambition of creating a platform of expression within and across universities and to give contributors the opportunity to contribute to a distinctly inter-disciplinary journal. We like to think that today we still work quite true to this original goal! It doesn’t at all matter to us if you’ve never submitted work anywhere before, because we find that the critical feedback we give helps many of the artists who submit to us.

Learn more about the current team members here.

What do people think of Notes?

[The annuals] cost £5 but I can promise you they’re worth it. A subscription to the fortnightly magazine, which is always varied and interesting, is also money well spent.

Lara Ferris, The Tabon our annual issues

…it is clear that [a] strong sense of community and common interest in pursuing creativity is something which Notes will continue to perpetuate throughout Cambridge.

Elizabeth Howcroft, Varsity, on our activity in the community

I was pleasantly surprised by an event that turned out to be a welcoming hub of musical and literary creativity

Alice FrenchThe Cambridge Student, on our issue launch events

Recently, the Team was delighted to have been shortlisted in The Stack Awards 2016 for Student Magazine of the Year.

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© Notes (Cambridge) 2017. All works are © the individual author.