"The relationship between physician and patient, if it were literally followed,
would give us a world of extraordinary fertility of the imagination"

—William Carlos Williams

Call for Submissions

Lifelines invites submissions of original and unpublished short stories, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork for our 2015 issue. We are a literary and art journal committed to exploring the intersection of creativity and the experience of medicine.

Submissions will be accepted year-round.

General Guidelines

While we will consider a broad spectrum of subject matter for publication, we are looking for pieces that speak to the experience of medicine in some way.

Work should be submitted to Lifelines@dartmouth.edu. Please include your name, current address, phone number, and/or email address with all submissions. We expect to inform all authors and artists about the status of their submissions in March 2015 although we will be reviewing pieces throughout the year.

The editorial committee, comprised of students, faculty, and established writers in the nation, will review and select works based on craftsmanship, originality, and content. Submissions will be de-identified prior to review for selection. We may return submissions to the author with editorial suggestions prior to final acceptance.

Please Note: All rights revert back to author after first publication.

Questions and comments should be directed to Lifelines Editor-in-Chief, Liam Guerin.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome all who desire to submit up to three pieces of their work in the areas listed below. Please attach each submission as a separate document.

To ensure your submission does not get lost or incorrectly filed, please use the subject lines listed below. Our email system is dependent on unique subject lines.

Written Material

***Please include the email subject line Lit Submission:LastName on all submissions. For example: Lit Submission: Rowling

Please include a title with all written work, or specify that the work is untitled. If the author wishes to remain anonymous or publish under a pseudonym, please specify this in the submission. Preferred file format is .doc or .docx. For administrative purposes, it is helpful for you to specify a genre for your piece (i.e. poetry, fiction, non-fiction).

For fiction and non-fiction pieces, please limit text to a maximum of 10 pages*, double-spaced.

For poetry, please limit to 500 lines, single space.

*We will consider submissions from larger works if a reasonable excerpt can be adapted for the journal. Please contact us if you have a piece over 10 pages that you would like to be considered.

Art Work

**Please include the email subject line Art Submission: LastName on all submissions.** For example: Art Submission: Picasso

Please include a title with all written work, or specify that the work is untitled. If the author wishes to remain anonymous or publish under a pseudonym, please specify this in the submission. Preferred file format is .doc or .docx. For administrative purposes, it is helpful for you to specify a genre for your piece (i.e. poetry, fiction, non-fiction).

For photographic art, please submit as .tiff file.

For paintings, sketches, sculpture or other mediums, please submit one or more satisfactory photographs of the work in a .tiff file. If you seek advice on documenting your piece, please contact us.