Submissions

Please note the following changes to the submission rules:

We are allowing two co-collaborators to submit a single work. The submission form will allow this; at least one of the collaborators/artists must be affiliated with the campus health sciences community. If only one of the two is affiliated, the person who is affiliated should be the one to begin the submission form.

Due to the increased volume of submissions, we are now limiting submissions to one entry (one piece of art or writing) only regardless of category or co-collaboration, changed from one submission per category per artist.
If an artist is submitting as a co-collaborator, that will count towards their submission and they won’t be allowed to submit individually.
Please note that one entry means one piece of art, writing, or multimedia only; submissions with multiple pieces in a single file will not be reviewed.

The word count for writing has changed: essays/non-fiction and short stories no more than 2500 words, flash fiction no more than 500 words, and poems no more than 1000 words.

Finally, Corpus Callosum aims to publish a wide variety of voices from our community and is especially keen to publish work by artists not yet published in Corpus Callosum. Therefore, we will be taking into consideration if artists/authors have been published before or not in final decisions.

Who:

The editorial board welcomes submissions from students, staff, and faculty of the UW-Madison health sciences community (including UW Health, School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University Health Services, related health programs on campus such as Occupational Therapy and Kinesiology, among others, as well as other departments conducting research into the health sciences).
Pieces may have co-collaborators; at least one of the collaborators must be affiliated with the campus health sciences community.

How & When:

Submissions for the Spring 2023 will open February 1, 2023.

  • Submission will close March 7, 2023, 5pm CST.

What:

Artists may submit one entry per issue, regardless of if submitting as solo artist or as a collaborator.

Please note that all submissions will be blind reviewed, so please do NOT put the artist/author name on the document(s) and filenames being submitted. In the form there is a place for the author/artist name.
If this is not followed, the managing editor will ask you to re-submit with the identifying info removed.

Writings:

  • Original writings only. No copies.
  • 1 piece of prose or 1 poem permitted only; please do not submit multiple pieces in a singe document/file.
  • Essays/non-fiction and short stories no more than 2500 words, flash fiction no more than 500 words, and poems no more than 1000 words.
  • Submissions should be checked for spelling and grammar, double-spaced, and 12 pt font. Pieces will not be edited.
  • File type accepted: doc, no larger than 24MB.

Visual art:

  • Original art only. No copies or photographs of other artists’ work.
  • Digital 2D art or well photographed 2D and 3D art. This means good lighting, no distracting backgrounds.
  • 1 visual art entry permitted only; please do not submit multiple pieces in a singe document/file.
  • Resolution must be at least 300 dpi.
  • File types accepted: jpg, png, no larger than 24MB.

Multimedia:

  • Original audio and video only. No covers or copies.
  • 1 multimedia entry permitted only; please do not submit multiple pieces in a singe document/file.
  • File types accepted: mp3, m4a, ogg, wav, mp4, m4v (MPEG-4), mov, wmv, avi, mpg, 3gp (3GPP), no larger than 24MB.

All authors and artists whose work may discuss or reference patients or patient care must follow and comply with HIPAA before submitting. For those submitting who are affiliated with UW-Madison, you may contact the Office of Compliance if there are doubts or concerns about being HIPAA-compliant. For those not affiliated with UW-Madison, please contact your institution’s HIPAA compliance office.

No simultaneous submissions accepted.

Submission is not a guarantee of publication. All content will be reviewed by the board prior to publishing. The board reserves the right to accept or reject submissions at their discretion and/or to remove content from the publication at any time.