Current Call

CFP: Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump

This CFP is now CLOSED. Please look for our Winter/Spring 2018 issue in early February and our CFP for Summer 2018 in late February.

The editors of the online magazine Dósis: medical humanities + social justice — a new project of Med Hum | Daily Dose — are seeking contributors for their debut issue: “Sickness and Health in the Era of Trump.” Since January 2017 we have seen the steady erosion of our national — and international — well-being under the GOP-led government. We have also seen citizens and residents in all corners of our nation mounting a steady resistance against the erasure of progress made in the eight years of President Obama’s administration. Progress toward better access to healthcare, environmental sustainability, de-escalation of violence, and the recognition of human rights for all people living within and without our national borders. Dósis seeks essays, commentary, reviews, and visual art that speaks to both destruction and resistance in the era of Trump.

  • What does your research have to say about this moment in our history?
  • How has your work been (re)shaped by the era of Trump?
  • How have you, and the communities to which you belong, responded to the challenges of 2017?
  • Is there a scholar or activist you would like to interview about sickness and health in the era of Trump?
  • What works of fiction or nonfiction, film or television, do you think speak to this moment?

Pitches for essays, commentary, and reviews will be considered on a rolling basis between now and 1 November 2017 20 November 2017. First drafts will be due to the editor by 15 December 2017, editorial feedback will be provided by 15 January 2018 and final drafts will be due by 1 February 2018.  

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

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

We also seek cover 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

And finally, we have a Patreon! As we relaunch Dósis as 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!