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A Journal of Medicine, Health and the Humanities


Please join us for an evening of music and readings celebrating the launch of ARS MEDICA at a Gala reception to be held:

September 30, 2004
7:30 pm.

Trinity College, University of Toronto, Seeley Hall
6 Hoskins Ave.
Toronto, on

COUVERT -$25/cash bar

ARS MEDICA is a new quarterly literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and medicine, and examines what makes medicine an art. Writing and healing have always been intrinsically linked.

ARS MEDICA will seek to provide the reader with vivid examples. Content will include narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, illustrations and photography. Special issues on particular themes are planned, and will be announced on this web site.
ARS MEDICA, Canada's only literary medical journal, seeks well-crafted writing about illness, healing and art. The editors, Drs. Rex Kay, Allan Peterkin, Ron Ruskin, Allison Crawford, and managing editor Robin Roger, invite letters, queries and submissions of previously unpublished poetry, essays, fiction, creative nonfiction and medical history.

Guidelines for submissions:

1. All mailed submissions must be accompanied by an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope). Manuscripts without SASEs may not be returned. E-mail submissions are preferred with Microsoft Word attachments only.

2. Poetry should be typed single-spaced up to two pages and prose double-spaced to a maximum of 3000 words.

3. We will not consider previously published manuscripts or visual art, and a signed statement that the work is original and unpublished is required. Copyright remains with the artist or author.

4. Payment will consist of copies of the issue in which the accepted work appears.

5. Please indicate word count on your manuscript and provide full contact information -name, address, phone number, fax, e-mail address.

6. Please submit manuscripts to:

Department of Psychiatry, 9th Floor
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1X5


e-mail at:

7. Publication schedule:

2004 - 2 issues per year
2005 and on - 4 issues per year

*Note: Due to the SARS outbreak last year, publication of the first issue has been delayed. The editors have extended the deadline for the receipt of submissions for our inaugural issue to June 15, 2004.

FIRST ISSUE: October 2004

Inaugural Subscription:

  • 2004/2005 (2 years, 6 issues) $36 (individual) $60 (institution)
Make cheque payable to:

'Ars Medica'
c/o Dr. Rex Kay
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue, Rm. 922
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1X5

Support the (Medical) Arts! Donations to Ars Medica are appreciated and can be forwarded to the above address.


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