Our first call for submissions

The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is a new print journal published biannually by The Writing and Humanities Program at the Carver College of Medicine. A forum devoted to literary prose and poetry, the journal intends to deepen and complicate our understanding of healthcare and healing, illness, the human body, and the human condition. Working at the intersection of science, medicine, policy, and the literary arts, the editors of The Examined Life Journal recognize that the practice of medicine and the practice of being a patient are filled with ambiguity and contradiction and that each medical encounter is fundamentally a human encounter. With this in mind, we invite submissions of previously unpublished, original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Submission guidelines

1. Submissions should be previously unpublished works of non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, generally less than 5000 words, concerned with any aspect of healthcare and healing, illness, the human body, the human condition.

2. How to submit

i. One submission of prose and no more than three poems per submission. Please do not submit new work until contacted regarding previous submissions.
ii. Send by email attachment to submissions@theexaminedlifejournal.com and include-name of author, word count, author bio (less than 200 words), mailing address, author email.
iii. In the subject line of the submission include the name of the category for which you are submitting—fiction, non-fiction, poetry.
iv. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors email us immediately if their work is accepted elsewhere.

3. Deadline

The close for submissions is 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

Editorial Board, The Examined Life Journal
Bruce P. Brown M.D., Editor-in-chief

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