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Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Narrateur: Reflections on Caring


Submission Guidelines:

Narrateur: Reflections on Caring seeks unpublished, high-quality work that reflects the experiences in the practice of medicine and the learning that takes place along the road to taking care of patients. Themes should include health, illness, caring and expressions of the human condition. The submissions are not intended to contain opinion or advocacy editorials.

  • Prose should be limited to 3,000 words.
  • Poetry should not exceed 2-manuscript pages. No more than three poems per submission.
  • Photographs should be submitted in digital format in at least 300 dpi resolution (JPEG) at 100 percent or greater for publication. The picture should be no smaller than 6 x 6 inches. No more than three photographs per submission.
  • Art should be photographed in the same format as above. No more than three pieces per submission.
  • Submissions are open to Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine students, faculty and staff as well as employees of the Northwell Health. While your submissions are being reviewed, please let us know if your work was accepted elsewhere.
  • All submissions should be double-spaced. Please submit your manuscript, photographs or art through
  • Submitting is free. There is no payment for published work although we will send you two copies of the journal. There is also an author discount if you want more than two copies.

Each submission will be reviewed by a member of the Narrateur editorial board. People who submit prose, poetry, photographs or art will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email. Editorial suggestions prior to acceptance should be completed within a week of the email notification.