CFS: Literature and Medicine

Under the new editorship of Catherine Belling, Literature and Medicine is a scholarly, interdisciplinary journal devoted to exploring connections between literary and medical knowledge and understanding. Issues of disease, illness, health, medical science, trauma, and the body are examined through literary, medical, and cultural texts. Its readership includes a wide variety of health care professionals as well as scholars of literature, history, writing, narrative, rhetoric, trauma, culture, and critical theory.

Submissions on any aspect of literature and medicine will be considered, but the journal rarely publishes short notes, personal essays, or creative writing in general issues. Authors are strongly advised to look carefully at past issues of the journal (available on the journal website) before submitting their work. Manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words in length, approximately twenty-five to thirty-five pages inclusive of double-spaced notes.

Author guidelines may be found here:

All mss must be submitted through this author portal: