Inscription is an exciting new publication featuring work by practitioners – book artists, printmakers and writers – alongside academic discussion. Founded in 2020, its focus is not just on the meanings and uses of the codex book, but also the nature of writing surfaces, and the processes of mark-making in the widest possible sense: from hand-press printing to vapour trails in the sky; from engraved stones to digital text.

Inscription is both a journal of cutting-edge research and a playful and innovative multimedia artefact. Each edition has a guest artist-in-residence, poet-in-residence & writer-in-residence. It is issued in a limited edition of 500 by the experimental publishing imprint Information as Material.

Calls for submissions are made annually. Previous calls are archived here.

ISSN 2634-7229 (Online)

Editors: Gill Partington, Simon Morris, Adam Smyth

Designer: The Fraser Muggeridge Studio, London

Publisher: Information as Material, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University

Editorial Board: Sean Ashton, Derek Beaulieu, Sarah Bodman, Christian Bök, Angie Butler, Felipe Cussen, Johanna Drucker, Dennis Duncan, Rob Fitterman, Jo Hamill, Nasser Hussain, Tina Lupton, Bonnie Mak, Kaja Marczewska, Brooke Palmieri, Craig Saper, Nick Thurston, Whitney Trettien, Daniel Wakelin, Patrick Wildgust, Abigail Williams, Tony White.

Open Access Statement

Inscription is a double-blind peer-reviewed, gold open access journal. In addition to physical copies of each issue being available for purchase by subscription, all the journal articles published in each issue of Inscription are freely available on the public internet from the date of publication: permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. Correspondingly, all creative content of each issue is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For full terms of use, visit: