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All work must be original. Feel free to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography or visual arts.  Read guidelines below form for more information.


Submission Guidelines

Aequitas seeks to bring together a myriad of voices from our medical school community to speak about the intersection between illness, wellness, health, life, death and justice. Aequitas is a space where poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction essays, photography and visual art create a tapestry – as our authors and artists tell human stories with clarity and compassion. 

Aequitas publishes original contributions of poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, photographs and artwork. Submissions should not have been previously published, or have appeared on a blog or other online platform 

Patient Privacy Notice 

Aequitas is a place to share rich stories about patient/provider/learner/and physician interactions while maintaining patient privacy. To maintain these standards contributors should be aware of the confidentiality guidelines in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We also encourage you to seek permission before submitting patient stories and whenever possible to “fictionalize” or change identifiable information to maintain patient confidentiality. 

Poetry and Prose 

Aequitas accepts submissions of Poetry, 55 word stories, short stories and creative nonfiction essays, which should be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) file. Short stories and creative nonfiction essays should be no more than 3000 words and may be edited for clarity. We also will have a “Flash Fiction” category which should be no more than 1000 words. 

Photography and Visual arts 

Aequitas also welcomes painting, photography or other visual art that draws upon themes of medicine, science, healing, sickness, caregiving, and other aspects of our shared humanity. Please send images in .jpg or .gif format only. 

Submissions are open through January 31st, 2020. All students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome to submit. Please note that intellectual property rights are retained by the author/artist. Fill in the required information, then choose file and send! If you have any questions about submissions or guidelines please go to contact us or email cbradley@msm.edu with “Aequitas” in the subject line. We look forward to reviewing your work.