Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions in the forms of written text (e.g. short stories, poetry, life writing, and essays), visual art, photography (including photos of textiles, sculpture, and other material arts), mixed media, time-based media (e.g. video, audio), and digital media (e.g. gifs, games, renderings). English is the primary language of publication for Ars Medica.

We prioritize original pieces, but would consider exceptional work previously published in a print or online publication, or on social media. If selected, we pay rates for literary works as suggested by The Writer's Union of Canada/Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois for online publications. We pay CARFAC fees for all other artworks.

The special issue editorial team will review all submissions. Promising selections will be forwarded for double-blind review; however, the editorial team is responsible for all final decisions. In addition to publication in our online journal, we will also feature selected works on our social media platforms and other cross-promotional efforts.

How to Submit?

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Do you have questions about the submission criteria, remuneration rates, or anything else? Feel free to contact us at arsmedicajournal@gmail.com.

Technical Requirements

Text:
Prose up to 3000 words
Poetry length on case-by-case basis
MLA formatting and style guide
Double-spaced manuscripts (stylistic exemptions)

Video:
One of following file formats: AVI, MOV (QuickTime Video), MPEG, MP4, WMV (Windows Media Video)
300 MB maximum
Vimeo, YouTube, and other video host links accepted
Run time 10 mins max.

Audio:
One of following file formats: FLAC, MP3, MP4, or WAV
300 MB maximum
Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, Vimeo, YouTube and other audio host links accepted
Run time 30 mins max

Digital Images:
One of the following file formats: BMP, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EPS and PNG
300 dpi
A maximum size of 5 MB per image file
5 photos maximum for photo essays

Apps/Games:
Compatible with Mac, PC, and/or mobile operating systems
One of the following file formats: Flash, .GAM, .SAV, and .ROM