Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

The tone of Tendon is inclusive; it is for specialists and non-specialists, and parts of it will be printed off and shared with members of the Baltimore community. The language, style, and tone, therefore, strikes a balance between accessible and thought-provoking. Please note that we can only accept original work.

References should be included only when absolutely necessary. If your piece contains a large number of references, consider editing for accessibility before submitting.

Contributors and readers of Tendon have roots in diverse fields of experience and expertise; for this reason, writing should be focused on the shared aspects of medical humanities and social medicine, as well as on the pleasure of reading.

We accept submissions in all (non-academic) formats: creative essay, non-fiction prose, short stories, excerpts from novels, poetry, and any form of visual art will be considered, including short documentary, film, and art performance.

We welcome creative submissions of up to 2,000 words or visual pieces up to 5 pages long exploring any aspect of disaster related to the medical humanities.

For submissions, and questions or comments, please reach out to: