Call for Submissions for the first issue of ‘The Lumen’

The Lumen is a new Edinburgh-based magazine providing a forum for new writing on medicine. It aims to explore the texture, depth and diversity of the personal experience of medicine, from the realities of health, illness and suffering to the intricate daily challenges facing healthcare professionals.

The Lumen will provide a space for the expression of the unique aspects of the medical encounter and the sides of the human condition it exposes. The Lumen welcomes submissions of new prose, poetry, essays and reviews from healthcare professionals, patients, students of all healthcare professions, and writers of all disciplines and backgrounds. Submissions of visual art are also welcome.

Submissions are now open for the first issue on the theme of ‘The sharp and numb‘. Please feel free to interpret this as you wish. Publication is planned for the coming Summer and the submission deadline is 15th April, 2013.
Full details about submission process can be found here.


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