Welcome to The Viral Papers, an online project exploring the act of creating during a time of waiting

Set up at the beginning of Summer 2020 by two new grads in the UK, the project was a response to the lockdowns and limitations on social interactions brought about by Covid-19. We are interested in asking: how can we continue to create even in a time which seems to obstruct and hinder us at every turn?

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call for submissions!

Papers in the Post: Our most recent archival project is now taking submissions. What have you received this lockdown in the post? Click here to find out more and submit.

latest from the blog

Click here to leaf through Aparna Mitra’s beautiful drawings about mundanity and lockdown.

when times were sunnier and more sociable …

Click here to read about the first Viral Papers Experiment, held in autumn 2020, during the times of the Rule of Six.

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We welcome submissions on any relevant theme and to any of our ongoing projects.


Read our rolling blog based around the question of what we are rethinking as a result of the pandemic, from the news to time, screens to the number one. Click here to read.

what are we rethinking?