Summer 2018 CFP: Health, Gender, Embodiment

Thank you for your interest in writing for Dósis! The CFP for Summer 2018 is now CLOSED. Please stay tuned for a midsummer announcement of our theme for Fall 2018.

Did you enjoy this inaugural issue of Dósis? Please consider becoming a contributor! The theme for our Summer 2018 issue will be health, gender, embodimentTo be embodied selves, tied to our human form in sickness and in health, offers unique challenges, physically, socially, psychologically, and culturally. Dósis seeks engagement across disciplines on topics concerning health, gender, and embodiment, but also on other aspects of embodied experience. Of particular interest: issues of access, acceptance, justice, and human rights. 

We invite essays, commentary, reviews, and visual art that meditate on these themes. Our expectations are as follows:

Essays are between 1000-1500 words in length and grounded in the writer’s area of scholarly expertise, work in the field, or experience as an activist. Essays may also be in conversation or interview format with a scholar or practitioner.

Commentary pieces are 300-500 words in length and are more informal opinion pieces that speak to current events and the issue’s specific theme. Commentary may also be reflection on an event such as a conference session or public lecture that is relevant to the issue’s focus.

Reviews are expected to be 500-750 words in length, providing an overview of the work, its goals, and the reviewer’s estimation of its success.

Pitches for essays, commentary, and reviews will be considered on a rolling basis between now and 10 April 2018. Unless otherwise communicated by the assignment editor, first drafts will be due to your editor by 1 May 2018, editorial feedback will be provided by 15 May 2018 and final drafts will be due by 1 June 2018.  

To pitch essays and commentary, please use our query form or contact our managing editor Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook at submissions@medhumdosis.com.

To pitch reviews of fiction, nonfiction, digital resources, and film/television works, please use our query form or contact our review editor Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook at reviews@medhumdosis.com.

We also seek art! If you are a visual artist, or know artists whose work may speak to this theme, please submit a reference image of your work to our managing editor Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook at submissions@medhumdosis.com.

And finally, we have a Patreon! Dósis is a blog and web magazine dedicated to marginalized voices in the medical humanities, we are committed to paying our contributors.  Patreon support will allow us to begin paying our contributors for their work while off-setting current operating costs, currently funded out of pocket by our editor-in-chief. Each successive goal in our Patreon campaign will offset a little more of our operating expenses while giving contributors a raise! We want to ensure Dósis a sustainable future. Become a patron of Dósis for as little as $1.00/month and help us pay our writers!

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NOW 8/1: Join Us in Speaking Out Against Global Violence

We have pushed the deadline for brief reflections back to Monday 8/1. Please consider joining us!

The editorial team at MedHum | Daily Dose have been reflecting on how to Acknowledge and combat the ongoing systemic physical harm against people of color in the United States, and the recent incidents of violence in Nice, France and Turkey.

We want to create a space for your voices as individuals with experience at the intersection of medical humanities and public life. We are seeking brief reflections, two or three sentences long, that recognize the multitude of perspectives and emotions brought forth by both the direct and indirect experience of these violent events. Shaping a quilt of quotes from contributors, we want to highlight your efforts toward and thoughts on creating safe spaces for yourself and your communities. We invite you to join us in a collaborative post that will go live next Wednesday.

Please send your thoughts to medhumfictiondailydose@gmail.com by Monday, August 1, 11:59pm GMT.

Have more to say? We also invite you to consider pitching longer pieces on the public health hazard that systemic violence represents. If you have experience in activism or research in this area. If you have ideas for a longer piece, please email medhumfictiondailydose@gmail.com with a brief description of your idea to begin that conversation.