Flourish Magazine: Call-out for submissions on the theme of ‘Movement’

by | Jun 17, 2023 | Flourish Magazine

Do you take photographs, write, create art, make music, craft, dance, or do anything creative? Are you, or anyone close to you, living with cancer? We need you! We are looking for artwork, photography, creative or personal writing, film and audio for Issue 3 of Flourish Magazine, a free print and digital magazine by and for the cancer community, around the theme of ‘Movement’.

Read the first two issues of Flourish Magazine here

What moves you? How do you keep moving? How do you create a movement? For Issue 3 of Flourish magazine, we want to know about how movement has helped you through your experience of cancer. Movement could be how you like to move your body, what moves you spiritually, being part of a bigger movement – we are open to your interpretations of the theme!

We are looking for contributions from those:

● living with or beyond cancer

● living in relation to it, i.e. a friend or family member of someone who has experienced cancer

● working with people with cancer, such as carers or healthcare professionals.

You don’t need to have any experience of art or done anything creative before.

We are particularly interested in submissions from Global Majority communities, d/Deaf and disabled communities, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those living in or around Bristol, South Gloucestershire or Gloucestershire. All contributions must be sent to flourish.mag@artlift.org by 10pm, Tuesday 1st August 2023.

We look at everything that is sent to us, but won’t necessarily choose everything to go into the magazine. If you have questions about our selection process, please get in touch on flourish.mag@artlift.org.

Important: This is a volunteer and unpaid opportunity. If your work is included in the magazine, we’ll send you a copy of the issue and you will be credited.

If you are a health or care professional, nutritionist or therapist and would like to be featured or interviewed for the magazine, please contact Editor Natalie Beech on flourish.mag@artlift.org

We’ll let you know if your work has been selected for the printed or online magazine by Friday 11th August 2023.

Flourish Magazine Flourish Magazine is a joint venture between integrative cancer care charity Yes to Life and creative health charity Artlift and funded by Macmillan and National Lottery Awards for All, aiming to explore the benefits of an integrative and creative approach to living with cancer.

The magazine is created with the support of a steering group that includes people living with cancer and partners Macmillan, Macmillan Next Steps and Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

It features a range of creative responses, expert information and interviews in each themed edition that offer support and represent the diversity of the cancer community.

Read more about the integrative approach here
Read more about arts on prescription here


About Yes to Life

Yes to Life is the UK’s integrative cancer care charity, which empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their care options. For well over a decade, Yes to Life has provided evidence-based information to those looking to support their cancer journey and treatment with lifestyle and complementary approaches.

Twitter @YesToLife

Instagram @yestolifecharity

Facebook @YestoLifeCharity


About Artlift

Artlift is a Gloucestershire based specialist creative health charity co-producing projects and courses for people living with mental health challenges, long-term chronic pain and/or who are living with or moving on from cancer.

Twitter @ArtliftB

Instagram @ArtsOnPrescription

Facebook @ArtstoMakeYouFeelBetter

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