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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

    Artwork or Photography: All artwork and photography is in digital format (JPEG). Scanned images have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and are not larger than 20MB.

Author Guidelines

The following submissions will be considered for publication:

  1. Prose (Fiction or Non-Fiction): Submissions should be less than 3000 words, and should center on the human condition. Topics may include, but are not limited to: medicine, illness, healing, aging, pain, emotion, etc. 
  2. Poetry: Submit up to three poems in a single file.
  3. Artwork or Photography: All artwork and photography should be submitted in digital format (JPEG). Scanned images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Artwork cannot be larger than 20mb.
  4. Music: We are able to publish lyrics, as well as links to original musical compositions via SoundCloud. Links may be accompanied by a statement from the composer.
  5. The Bunion: HEAL's satire column.
  6. HEAL en Español: HEAL welcomes Spanish language submissions in any of the above categories.