Syracuse, NY 13210
Submission Guidelines & Editorial Policy
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine and healing.
Submissions are collected and juried from September 1st through May 1st. The editors try to respond to submissions within three months’ time (with the exception of the visual art submissions. These are selected after June 1st.) The maximum length of text is 2,500 words (typed double-spaced). Poetry need not be double-spaced. Limit up to five poems or one essay per submission (may send poems and essay together but no more than ten pages combined).
We recommend that you read excerpts from one or two issues before you submit your manuscript.
You will find these on our website: www.thehealingmuse.org
All submissions should be sent to one of the following:
Mail hard copies to:
The Healing Muse
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
618 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, New York 13210
New! Email submissions: email@example.com. In the subject line, please put poetry, prose, or visual art.
- Please put the word count on the first page. Identify your submission as fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, and enclose a short bio.
- Visual artists should submit clear originals, slides, or an electronic file at 300 dpi. Most of the artwork published is printed in black and white, so please take this into account when submitting your work. All original artwork, slides, photographs, and disks will be returned to the author. Please include SASE with your submission.
- Manuscripts and artworks are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format (including the Internet). We ask authors whose work is accepted to sign a statement declaring that their work has not been previously published by them or under another name. The editors screen submissions carefully for plagiarism.
- Confidentiality. The privacy of patients and clients of health care practitioners should be protected. Physicians and health care practitioners who write about their patients must alter identifying details and characteristics.
- Contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears; additional copies are available at a reduced rate.
Questions? Please e-mail us at The Healing Muse: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions:Accepted annually September 1 through May 1.
The Healing Muse 13 Publication Launch
October 30, 2013
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Medical Alumni Aud.
766 Irving Ave, Syracuse