Evanescent: A Journal of Literary Medicine

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Evanescent is the literary journal of the Eakins Writer’s Workshop at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While we may not think of ourselves as writers, we all harbor creativity. Our roles as members of a large health system place each of us in a unique opportunity to witness and be part of incredible stories every day. Our mission is: -To encourage and enable writing as a conduit for healing, self-reflection, and interconnectedness both for the individual and the community. -To highlight and value the many diverse voices of the Jefferson community, including Jefferson patients and the communities they represent, and to foster a sense of belonging in these individuals and communities. -To promote and demystify writing as a powerful tool for self-empowerment for all in the Jefferson community, not only to those who consider themselves writers. -To communicate and celebrate our diverse stories and experiences to the larger community.

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Thomas Jefferson University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Stanton Miller, MD, MPH
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Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Submissions Policy
We hold an open submission period from February-June, looking for writing in all genres including essay, personal narrative, poetry, and short fiction that engages with the rich domain of health and healthcare. This includes issues of physical and mental health, social determinants of health, health equity, illness, medicine, trauma and healing, empathy, wellness, and other related topics. We also are looking for compelling visual art and photography that addresses these issues. Following this submission period we also hold a Jefferson-wide writing prize, the winners of which will have the opportunity to appear in the following issue of Evanescent.
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