Submissions for the Fall 2024 Cycle will open in early August!

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Any currently registered undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty member at an accredited institution is allowed to submit their original work to the Health Humanities Journal. Our focus is on health humanities work from UNC-Chapel Hill students, but we do consider submissions from faculty and students nationally and internationally.

Submission categories include (but are not limited to):

  • Narratives
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Academic research
  • Opinion pieces
  • Book reviews
  • Interviews
  • Artwork
  • Photography

Please be sure submissions fit the guidelines below:

  • All written work must be submitted as Word .doc files.
  • Maximum 4 photos or art pieces in a series, along with a short paragraph statement with your work.
  • All artwork/photography must be submitted as .JPEG or .PDF files and must be able to be printed in black and white.

Work you submitted for class may be accepted with instructor permission. Please check all copyright laws before submitting your work to multiple publications and platforms.

Examples of the work we are looking for include:

  • An essay on what it’s like to live with a particular illness
  • A poem about watching a loved one go through treatment
  • A photo series on what it’s like to work in a hospital environment
  • A review of a book that depicts a disability
  • Artwork that illustrates what it’s like to have a mental illness

Please format any references you cite in Chicago style (in-text citations and references).

The Health Humanities Journal adheres to legal and ethical guidelines that are set forth by the academic and health communities. All submitters must maintain patient privacy and confidentiality in order to create a respectful environment. All submitters must review and adhere to the guidelines set forth in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Submit your original work to
The form will ask for:

  • Your name
  • Title of the piece
  • Year of education, if applicable, or other affiliation to educational institution
  • Type of piece: Fiction, nonfiction, poem, art, etc.
  • Your email
You will receive an email confirming your submission has been received. All submissions will undergo a blind review. We will review submissions on a rolling basis until the deadline. If your piece is accepted, we will contact you about the editing process.

Accepted submissions will appear on this website after editing. They will appear in both print and an online edition of the journal. Art will be printed in black and white in the physical journal and will be published in color in the online edition.