Pulse's latest feature. Every month we invite readers to contribute short nonfiction prose of 40 to 400 words on a theme related to health care. Click on a theme to have a look--and send us a submission.
February 2017: Health Insurance
January 2017: Getting the News
December 2016: Hope
November 2016: The Middle of the Night
October 2016: Prayer
September 2016: Naked
August 2016: Race
July 2016: Mistakes
June 2016: Hands
May 2016: The Waiting Room
More Voices FAQs
What are you looking for in More Voices submissions?
Brief nonfiction first-person stories and reflections that arise from your own healthcare experience. (Sorry, More Voices does not accept poetry submissions.)
Do you accept submissions from non-healthcare professionals?
Most definitely. All Pulse features welcome pieces from patients, caregivers and anyone else with a healthcare experience to share.
Who is the More Voices audience?
Pulse readers are patients, health professionals, families and the general public. When crafting your story, please avoid medical jargon. Make sure that your piece would make sense to your sister-in-law, your teenage nephew or an old friend who is outside the medical field.
How do I submit?
Click on Submit to More Voices and fill out the form. It's pretty easy.
What will happen to my submission?
It will be reviewed and edited for length, flow, clarity and style by our More Voices editors. If your piece is accepted, you'll receive an email within a week letting you know that it's been posted. If your piece is not accepted, you will receive an email of regret.
What if I'm unhappy with the edits?
Given time limitations and our wish to accept and post pieces quickly, our editors are unable to engage in a back-and-forth exchange with authors over stylistic issues, although they will correct factual errors introduced by their editing. It is always your option to withdraw your piece, and we will take it down from our website--with no hard feelings.
Is there a deadline for making a submission on a More Voices theme?
There is no deadline. You may make a submission on any posted More Voices theme at any time.