Touch: The Journal of Healing 31

About

Touch means many things to many people, and it occurs in different ways and takes different forms. We feel the touch of the first warm breeze of spring, that calming, enveloping sense of hope for better days to come just as we feel pain in the prick of a splinter. We sense the touch of humanity when we read of or observe a parent who searches for a lost child following a catastrophe just as we sense the touch of memory in a cherished moment from our past. We experience touch during moments of connection when we observe a sunset on a western shore just as we experience touch at times of personal loss. Touch: The Journal of Healing promotes poetry and prose from around the world that speaks of the physical, the emotional, and the universal, spiritual touch of humanity.

Touch: The Journal of Healing
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
G General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Health/Medicine, Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Sexuality/Gender (Men/Male issues, Women/Female issues), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 750 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
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Nonfiction Open

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Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Health/Medicine, Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Sexuality/Gender (Men/Male issues, Women/Female issues), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 750 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Poetry Open

Dates:
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Genres:
G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Health/Medicine, Religion/Spirituality (Spirituality, See guidelines), Sexuality/Gender (Men/Male issues, Women/Female issues), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemUp to 80 lines; Up to 4 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated:
06 Nov 2017
Date Added:
19 Mar 2009
Listing may be deactivated on: 06 Dec 2017