Creative Arts Contest
The New Physician‘s Creative Arts Collection
TNP‘s annual Creative Arts Collection runs in our Summer issue, and includes photography, poetry, painting and short stories. Next year’s submission form will open Winter 2017-18. Please check back then.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit multiple entries?
Yes, you can. But please complete only one entry form. There is a blank on the form where you can list the total number of entries.
Does the subject matter have to be medical in nature?
No, it does not. There are no limitations on subject matter.
How long can my short story / poem be?
There is no length limit or requirement for short stories or poetry. However, because space in the print edition is finite, we may have to excerpt long entries or publish them online.
My work isn’t digital. How should I submit it?
The easiest way is to take a high quality digital photograph of your piece. If you have access to a good digital camera, use that instead of your camera phone. Digital entries will be evaluated as submitted; we cannot take responsibility for quality lost to file compression or electronic rendering. For more on our digital photo and submission specifications, please see this PDF.
If you prefer to mail in your entry, please include SASE if you would like your entry returned. Our mailing address is below:
American Medical Student Association
Attn: Creative Arts Contest
45610 Woodland Rd, Suite 300
Sterling, VA 20166
What should I do if my digital files are too large to e-mail?
If your files are large, you can use our FTP server. For FTP login information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How big is too big to e-mail?
That may depend on your e-mail provider. Ours will accept files up to a 20mb total, but your provider may place a lower limit on outbound files. Many providers use a 10mb limit.