Medical humanities anthology collecting writing, artwork

By Staff

Submissions are requested for The Human Touch 2011, the University of Colorado School of Medicine anthology of writing and art.

Art, photography, poetry and prose should be sent to by the submission deadline of Jan. 17.

Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board following the submission deadline. Final decisions will be made in March 2011. Though it is expected that some aspect of health care will provide the subject for many entries, submissions on all topics are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Up to three works may be submitted by each author or artist.
  • Each work must be submitted as a separate electronic file.
  • All submissions should include the artist's name, title of the submission, mailing address and e-mail address. A short biography (no more than 50 words) is suggested though not required.
  • Poetry and prose submissions should not exceed 1,500 words.
  • Visual artists should submit work in a digital format (preferably JPEG). If scanned, please ensure that the resolution is 300 DPI or greater. We also request that files be no greater than 30 MB.
  • Please note that it is not possible for all visual media to be printed in color due to budget constraints.
  • Previously published work will be considered, but a citation is required in order to recognize the original publication. Proper acknowledgement and citation is the author/artist's responsibility.
  • Any work that is edited or altered will be returned to the author for approval prior to publication.
  • No work will be accepted that compromises the privacy of patients or health care providers. Names and identifying characteristics or details should be altered prior to submission.
  • Submissions must be received by Jan. 17 in order to be considered for the Spring 2011 publication.

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