Capillaries Journal call for submissions

Capillaries is a student-run project at the University of Washington. Since February 2018, their mission has been to provide the UW community (students, staff, and faculty) with the opportunity to reflect on experiences with medicine, healing, illness, and/or grief through prose, poetry, and artwork.

The staff at Capillaries: The Journal of Narrative Medicine believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help unpack your thoughts. They offer their journal to you as a space to decompress and reflect on personal, community, national, and global issues.

Furthermore, Capillaries aims to support students and the community in their healthcare journeys and to promote greater understanding between the sciences and the humanities.


In their upcoming issue, they want to encourage diverse perspectives and ideas – reflections on being a student during this time and on how this pandemic exposes the resilience, strength, and compassion of society but also its flaws (e.g. discrimination/microaggressions, profiteering, inequities in access to healthcare resources and educational resources).


Please feel free to write and create art about experiences and topics other than the COVID situation as well – they hope that this journal brings you some solace and space for meditation.


~For previous editions of the journal and submission guidelines, please see their website:

~ Please submit here (Deadline: February 7th, 2020 @ 11:59 PM):

Capillaries Journal Winter 2021 Submission Form (

Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach