Literary AMWA Launches

Call for submissions in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

AMWA is pleased to announce the launch of Literary AMWA, a new initiative by the Literary Arts and Medicine Task Force. Literary AMWA features an online and print gallery of writing by women who practice the art and science of medicine.

We invite submissions of any length for publication in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Pieces may explore the relationships between physicians and their patients, their colleagues, their families and friends, themselves, and society at large. Writings may focus on the connections achieved with patients through their illness, reflections on individual journeys through medicine, the effects of colleagues on the practice and perspective of medicine, or other topics related to the experience of being a woman physician or physician-in-training.

In order to protect patient privacy, stories about patients should not include any identifying characteristics. If possible, please also have patients sign a release. A release form will be available on the AMWA website shortly. Literary pieces may be submitted to Literary AMWA at the link below. Questions? Contact

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