We are looking for submissions of artwork, photography, creative or personal writing, film and audio for Issue 2 of Flourish Magazine, a magazine by and for the cancer community, around the theme of ‘Connections’.
You do not need any prior experience to submit something to the magazine.
Connection is a vital part of what makes life worth living, whether that’s connecting with others, ourselves or our environment. We want to know what connections have supported you through your experience with cancer and invite contributions from people:
- 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.
For this second issue, we would also like to feature a dialogue between a healthcare professional and cancer patient based in Gloucestershire, discussing each other’s experience of cancer. If you are a healthcare professional or cancer patient and would like to be a part of this, please contact Editor-in-Chief Natalie Beech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions must be sent to email@example.com by 10pm, 1st August 2022.
If you have any questions or queries about the submission process, whether you or your submission meets the eligibility criteria, please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this is an unpaid opportunity. Contributors will receive a free copy of the magazine and will be credited appropriately.
If you are a health and care professional, nutritionist or therapist and would like to be interviewed for the magazine, please contact Editor Natalie Beech on email@example.com
We will let all applicants know whether their submission has been selected for the print and/or digital version of the magazine by 8th August 2022.
We are particularly interested in submissions from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, d/Deaf and disabled communities, the LGBTQ+ community and those living in the Gloucestershire area.
About Flourish Magazine
Flourish Magazine is a joint venture between integrative cancer care charity Yes to Life and creative health charity Artlift and funded by 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.
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.
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, we have provided evidence-based information to those in need.