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Mental Health and Substance Use 2013 Essay Competition

Mental Health and Substance Use 2013 Essay Competition Closing Date: 1 December 2013 Student and New Writers: 1st prize: £200 book voucher Mental Health and Substance Use announces the third annual Essay Competition. Students who are undertaking, or have recently completed, a mental health and substance use (coexisting, dual diagnosis, co-occurring, comorbid) course, at any level of … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use 2013 Essay Competition


Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part II)

Template for a Letter to the Editor Establish the context for your letter (the issue, article, report, editorial, op-ed essay that you are responding to). Example: Your April 30 article by Jane Smith (“Physician Shortage Ahead”) ignored a vital healthcare profession that is already filling primary care gaps. Establish your credibility (credentials or experience). Example: … Continue reading Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part II)

Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part III)

Template for an Editorial or Op-Ed Essay The op-ed essay is longer than a letter to the editor, so you can devote more space to the introductory paragraph and develop your points in greater detail. It may be less time sensitive, though it still focuses on issues in the news. Establish the context for your … Continue reading Writing Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Op-Ed Essays (Part III)


Journal of the American Medical Association seeks essays and creative writing, as well as original research. Categories include: Commentary. These papers may address virtually any important topic in medicine, public health, research, ethics, health policy, or health law and generally are not linked to a specific article. Commentaries should be well focused, scholarly, and clearly … Continue reading CFS: JAMA

CFS: Health Care to the Poor

Call for Proposals--Narrative Symposium: Delivering Health Care in Severely Resource-Constrained Settings Edited by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD and Sadath Sayeed, JD, MD Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish an issue devoted to personal stories about the experiences of delivering health care to the poor in severely resource-constrained settings. We believe the soul of global health … Continue reading CFS: Health Care to the Poor

CFS: Pulse (Poetry, Narratives, Essays)

Launched nearly three years ago, Pulse is a weekly online publication that each Friday afternoon delivers a first-person, healthcare-related story or poem to its subscribers. These pieces are written by (and intended for) patients, health professionals, students and caregivers--and lovingly edited by the Pulse staff. Pulse's concise, authentic and engaging offerings have drawn a growing … Continue reading CFS: Pulse (Poetry, Narratives, Essays)

CFS: J General Internal Medicine

The Journal of General Internal Medicine seeks two types of high quality work for its Healing Arts section: ·        Text and Context consists of excerpts from literature (novels, short stories, poetry, plays or creative non-fiction) of 200-800 words followed by an accompanying essay of up to 1000 words discussing the significance of the work for … Continue reading CFS: J General Internal Medicine

CFS: Am J of Nursing

The American Journal of Nursing is seeking high quality writing on a variety of topics. • Clinical best practices – We especially seek cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical manuscripts on a wide range of topics across settings. Such manuscripts should have a focus that can be handled in depth in about 5,000 words (excluding references and figures) … Continue reading CFS: Am J of Nursing

CFS: Bellevue Literary Review (creative writing)

The Bellevue Literary Review seeks high-caliber, unpublished work, broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Prose should be limited to 5000 words. Poetry submissions should have no more than 3 poems. Please include all poems in one document. BLR reads submissions year-round, but makes most editorial … Continue reading CFS: Bellevue Literary Review (creative writing)