Call for Writers: Synapsis Journal of Health Humanities

Deadline: September 1st 2018

The journal editors are pleased to invite new writers to contribute to Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities ( Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

What topics do we cover?
Anything that connects medicine with the humanities—critical reading, looking, listening. Our interests are wide ranging: historical précis, new takes on books, investigations into cognition and imagination, and, of course, medical practice.

Who writes for us?
Anyone with expertise and a fresh perspective, from professors and graduate students to emergency physicians. We are based in New York City, but our writers are located across the country and around the world.

We are particularly interested in new work by young scholars in the fields of literature, history, anthropology, neuroscience, and more.

The editors are looking for 8-10 PhD students and junior scholars whose work intersects with the medical humanities to become regular writers for our publication. The commitment is one piece of writing every two months. These pieces can intersect with your research, or be one-off creative explorations. Contributions need not be long (500 to 1000 words is ideal). Please see the journal site for the kind of work our writers produce.

To apply, please write to the assistant editor, Liz Bowen (, with a short statement of interest and a CV. The deadline to apply for a writing position is September 1st.

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