• Bookstores
    • Where can I buy The Point?

      We are carried at bookstores across the U.S. and in select international locations. Click here to find a Point stockist near you.

    • I’m a bookseller and I’d like to order The Point. How can I do that?

      The Point is distributed by TNG. You can order us through their catalog. We also sell direct to independent bookstores with negotiable terms. Contact us at distribution@thepointmag.com for more information.

    • I’m a bookseller and our copies of The Point have not yet arrived. Can you help?

      Yes, please email us at distribution@thepointmag.com and we’ll work on locating your copies right away.

  • Contact
    • I’m a teacher/educator and I’d like to use materials from The Point in my classroom. Can you help?

      Yes, we’d love that. Contact us at info@thepointmag.com and we’ll see how we can help.

    • Whom do I contact with republication or syndication requests?

      Email us at info@thepointmag.com with some details about your project, anthology, or publication and we’ll get back to you.

    • Whom do I contact with press inquiries?

      For all press inquiries or interview requests, write to us at editors@thepointmag.com.

    • I’m interested in advertising and sponsorships. How can I learn more?

      Direct all advertising and sponsorship inquiries to our business manager at advertising@thepointmag.com.

    • I’ve got a general question for you. How do I get in touch?

      Send all general inquiries to us at info@thepointmag.com.

  • Jobs
    • Are you hiring?

      Not currently. You can check our jobs page periodically, which we update when new positions open up.

    • Do you offer internships?

      We do offer short-term internships in our office in Chicago. Email us at jobs@thepointmag.com for more information on how to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, though spots are limited.

    • I’d like to get involved with The Point but I’m not sure how. Any advice?

      Yes! The Point is a nonprofit magazine and educational organization run by a small, dedicated (and mostly part-time) team—we can usually use some help. If you’re interested in organizing a reading group, serving as a volunteer reader, or would like to be involved in some other way, email us at info@thepointmag.com with some information about you and your interest in the magazine and we’ll get back to you about the available opportunities.

  • Legal
    • Is the content on your site copyrighted?

      All content that appears on The Point website is the exclusive property of The Point and/or the contributors operating under licensing agreements with The Point, and is protected under international copyright laws. Articles from this website are not to be downloaded, reproduced, copied, stored, manipulated, projected, used, translated or altered in any way without the express written permission of The Point.

  • Submissions
    • Do you accept submissions?

      Yes, we accept submissions on a continuous basis. Check our Submissions page for more information on submission procedures.

    • What kinds of articles do you publish?

      We publish nonfiction essays, criticism and intellectual journalism on a wide range of topics. We do not publish poetry or fiction. Most of our essays combine some kind of personal or journalistic narrative with a philosophical or critical argument. If you have a story idea, feel free to reach out.

    • Do you require full drafts or can I send you a pitch?

      We welcome both complete drafts and pitches, but we don’t generally accept articles on spec. If you have an article idea, send it to us and we’ll let you know if we’re interested.

    • Are there submission fees?

      No, submitting to The Point is free.

    • Do you pay for submissions?

      All articles that make it into the print magazine are paid. Visit our submissions page for more information. We do not currently pay for web articles.

    • Are you able to respond to all submission inquiries?

      Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to every one, though we do our best to reply when we can. If you have a question about the status of your submission, please email us at submissions@thepointmag.com.

  • Subscriptions
    • How many times is The Point published per year?

      The magazine is published three times a year in print. Additional essays, reviews and dialogues are published online in between issues.

    • I just subscribed. When can I expect my issue in the mail?

      Delivery times vary as we ship copies in approximately two to three batches each issue cycle. Domestic subscribers can expect to receive their issue in four to six weeks, and international subscribers in six to eight weeks. If your issue hasn’t arrived or you have further questions about delivery times, please contact us at subscriptions@thepointmag.com.

    • Does my subscription automatically renew each year?

      Your subscription will automatically renew each year unless you cancel it. You will be notified by email two weeks prior to each renewal of an upcoming charge. If you do nothing, your credit card will be charged at the stated rate for another subscription year. Unless otherwise stated, discounted subscriptions will renew at the regular price. You can cancel anytime by logging in to your account page at thepointmag.com/login.

    • What is your refund policy?

      If you would like a refund, please contact us at subscriptions@thepointmag.com. We will provide you with a refund for up to 60 days after your initial purchase or renewal charge. We do not offer prorated refunds. If you request a subscription cancellation more than 60 days after the initial charge, your subscription will be set to lapse at the next renewal date.

    • I need to update my shipping address and/or billing information. How can I do that?

      Log in to your account at thepointmag.com/login and click on “My Account.” You’ll see your current subscription information and will be able to update it there.

    • I want to buy a gift subscription for someone. How can I do that?

      Go to our Gift Subscriptions page. Follow the instructions on that page and it will prompt you to enter the shipping information for the person you are giving a subscription to.

    • I was formerly a subscriber, but my subscription has since lapsed. I want to renew it. How can I do that?

      Go to our Subscriptions page and click on “Renewals.” Log in with the email address that was associated with your subscription and enter the password, or reset your password. Once logged in, simply repurchase the subscription of your choice.

    • I’m interested in purchasing an institutional subscription for my school, library or department. How can I do that?

      Visit our Libraries page where you will find more information about institutional subscriptions and access, as well as a form to purchase one.

    • Can I order any back issues in print?

      Yes! You can browse and purchase all of our back issues that are still in print in our web store.