The Healing Muse 54

About

The Healing Muse is the annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics & Humanities. We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs and visual art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

The Healing MuseUnited States

Submission Periods

FTemporarily closed to fiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (59.6 days from now) through Sunday, May 1, 2016.0
NTemporarily closed to non-fiction submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (59.6 days from now) through Sunday, May 1, 2016.0
PTemporarily closed to poetry submissions. Will be open to submissions from Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (59.6 days from now) through Sunday, May 1, 2016.0

Genres, Styles & Subjects

GGeneral 
 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Health/Medicine, Memoir/Personal.

Types & Lengths

YEssayup to 2500 words
ZNarrative Non-Fictionup to 2500 words
PPoemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
SShort Story1000 - 2500 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 1 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK OK No OK
NNon-Fiction OK OK No OK
PPoetry OK OK No OK

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Dates

Date Added:
16 Jul 2007
Last Updated:
29 Jun 2015
Last Checked:
22 Jun 2015