About Us

The Channel is a creative and critical writing and arts magazine by and for the Sussex community. Anyone connected to Sussex – whether a student, a staff member, a visitor, a family member, an alumni or a staff member of a third party organisation that works on campus – can submit visual or written content. This includes short stories, political essays, graphic novels/comics, photography, doodles, poetry and anything in between.

Submissions are open until the 31st January 2020 10:00pm for our second edition. Our next edition will be out in April 2020. While submissions don’t have to be political, the ethos of the magazine is for intersectional social justice. In this regard we hope to share creative and critical art and writing that can challenge the norms and structure of society and open new possibilities and visions for the future.

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Meet The Team

At The Channel, our team of design and editorial professionals work behind the scenes to ensure that our readers have the best possible experience interacting with our magazine. Our talented writers and editors have their hands on the media pulse, and are here to bring you in-depth insight on a wide range of topics. Get to know a few of them below.

Founder and General Editor

Louis Pilard

Louis is a PhD candidate at the schools of English and Global Studies, doing an interdisciplinary thesis on the topic of gender, racial identity and migration.

Team Coordinator and
Design and Arts Editor

Hope Evans

Hope is a finalist in International Relations, and through her undergraduate degree has developed a special interest in gender, violence and post-colonial studies. She grew up in Beijing and has had an exhibition of her photography.

Essays and Blog Editor 

Sara Sohail

Sara is a Psychology with Clinical Approaches student. Her proudest achievement to date is finishing the Harry Potter series in 6 days which explains her interest in being the Essays and Short Stories editor for The Channel.

Essays and Blog Editor 

Aayushi Trivedi

Aayushi is in her second year studying English with proficiency in Education. She is also a Race Equity Advocate for the school of Media, Arts and Humanities.

Liyaan Khoso

Team Coordinator and General Editor 

Liyaan is a finalist in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), she has lived across four continents. During her undergraduate degree, she has developed a particular interest in immigration and education policy, as well as neocolonial politics. 

Anna Kiff

Social Media and Communications
and SU Representative

Anna is in her second year studying Marketing and Management with Psychology, with interests in photography, journalism and social media marketing.

Alyssa Thommes

Social Media and Communications
and SU Representative

Alyssa is a masters student in English Literature and Linguistics from Luxembourg. She in multilingual and is  interested in the construction of literature within different languages and cultures.

Simon Hauwaerts

Poetry and Short Stories Editor 

Simon is an undergraduate English Literature student in his second year. He was born and raised in Belgium. His poetry has been published in several small magazines.