Places to Submit Your Work

Des Moines University

Academic Medicine
(see sections: Medicine and the Arts, Teaching and Learning Moments, Cover Art)

Academic Psychiatry
(see Poetry and Other Creative Works, and Perspectives, in the Features section)

American Journal of Bioethics

American Journal of Kidney Disease
(see sections: In a Few Words)

American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
Medical students or resident physicians currently enrolled in a U.S. medical school who are interested in medical ethics and journal publishing, click HERE for editorship opportunities

(Mind to Mind section)

Annals of Internal Medicine
(see sections such as: Ad Libitim; Words that Make a Difference)

Appendix: A Journal of the Medical Humanities (Medical School for International Health)

Ars Medica

Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice


Bellevue Literary Review

Blood and Thunder
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 

The Body Electric
University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine

British Medical Journal

Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

CMAJ: Humanities

Configurations: The Journal of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts


Evening Paper, Center for Narrative Practice

The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Families, Systems & Health (see “Families, Systems and Health in Our Lives, and Poetry and 55-Word Stories”)

Family Medicine

Hastings Center Report

The Healing Muse

Health Affairs
(see Narrative Matters section: first-person essays about experiences with health care)

Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities

Hospital Drive: A Journal of Reflective Practice in Word and Image
Submissions will be accepted from anyone involved with providing, teaching,
studying, or researching patient care.

The Human Factor
University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School

International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

International Journal of Humanities and Healthcare
Penn State University

The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine

Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of Anesthesia History

Journal of Clinical Oncology
(See Art of Oncology section)

Journal of General Internal Medicine
(note section: Healing Arts: Text and Context; Materia Medica)

The Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Heatlh Sciences

Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities - A Navy Medicine Publication

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

Journal of Medical Ethics

Journal of Medical Humanities

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

Journal of Narrative Medicine in Ophthalmology
Click HERE for call for submissions

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal


The Lumen

Literature and Medicine

Medical Encounter, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

Medical Humanities (British Medical Journal)

Medical Law Review

The Medical Muse

Medicine Studies: An International Journal for History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Editor: Prof. Dr. Norbert W. Paul, M.A.

Mirabilia Medicinae

submit creative writing to: Teri Reynolds

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research

New England Journal of Medicine

Patient Education and Counseling
(note section: Reflective Practice)

The Pegasus Review

The Perch: An Arts & Literary Journal

The Permanente Journal: Medical Science, Social Science in Medicine and Medical Humanities
(also see: Leaflet: The Permanente Literary and Arts e-Journal)

The Pharos

Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine


Pulse Magazine


Research and Humanities in Medical Education
University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

Social History of Medicine

Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine

Third Space
Journal of Literature and the Arts published by students at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Yale Journal for Humanities and Medicine

Wild Onions

For Student Writing

Body Electric
UIC College of Medicine


The Healer's Voice
American Medical Student Association
A national online monthly creative expression journal:

Historia Medicinae

iris: the UNC journal of medicine, literature and visual art
UNC Medical and Chapel Hill community only

Journal of General Internal Medicine's Annual Creative Medical Writing Contest
Deadline in February

The Legible Script

A National Literary Journal Sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Questions and entries to

Publishing in Ethics and Medical Humanities
Guidelines from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities