Submissions Criteria

We seek innovative, creative and reflective work related to diverse human experiences  expressed through prose, poetry, photography, motion media and other art forms from all members and affiliates of the Phoenix Biomedical community. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus includes the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University programs,  research partners such as TGen, and clinical affiliates across the state. Students, staff, faculty and patients are encouraged to submit. All topics/themes are welcome.

  • Submissions may be made to the Journal at any time.
  • Deadlines for inclusion in the annual spring publication will be January 31st of every year.

Submissions are limited to three (3) per individual.

  • File names must be in the following format: lastname_firstname_title.
  • Submissions may be published anonymously if preferred; please indicate this preference, if applicable, in the submission email.


Submission Categories:

Genre Format
Work on all themes and topics appropriate for a general audience will be considered. Maximum of 1500 words*, double-spaced with one-inch margins
Work on all themes and topics appropriate for a general audience will be considered. Maximum of 1500 words.*
Visual Arts
Work on all themes and topics appropriate for a general audience will be considered. If submitting actual sculptures, paintings, etc., a photograph of the piece will need to be submitted for evaluation. When submitting photographs of individuals, the photographer must obtain the rights and permission of those individuals in the photograph by submitting a signed release for each identifiable individual.Please contact CHART should a consent form be needed.Visual arts should not include watermarks or other text indicating artists’ identity. Submit all still images in .jpg format not to exceed 5MB in a single email Provide a title and an artist statement for each image submitted.
Motion Media
Video, Film or Animation on any topic or theme appropriate for a general audience will be considered. The Producer must own all rights to the content, including music and graphics. The Producer must have signed consent forms from all talent, including narration.Please contact CHART should a consent form be needed.Provide a title and an artist statement for each project submitted. Submit a link to the video for initial editorial consideration. If chosen, files will need to be in the following format: Video: H.264 (MP4) Frame Rate: 24 or 30 FPS Audio: 44.1 kHz


* Submission lengths longer than stated criteria may be allowed, with prior approval; please contact with any questions.

Process for Submission

a) Submit by email:

b) Each submissions should include the all of following in a single document:

1. Contact information (name, e-mail address) and brief biosketch (max 150 words)

2. The Submission (unless jpeg file,which can be attached separately)

3. A brief description statement (<200 words) about the Submission, which describes the meaning of the  piece to you or your inspiration for creating the piece. This statement may be included in the publication if the piece is chosen.

Submission Review and Author/Artist Notification

  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed/juried by a board of editors. 
  • All submissions will be reviewed without identifying information for the purpose of promoting objectivity.  (Only the editor-in-chief has access to emailed submissions and redacts identifying information prior to submission to the board for review.)
  • Submissions that have been published previously in whole or in part by other entities will be still be considered, but please disclose to ChArt if your submission has been previously or concurrently accepted elsewhere.
  • Every effort will be made to notify submitters of the board’s decision by the last week of February.
  • All accepted authors/artists will be invited to a catered celebration gallery event and reception at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, typically held in mid-March, date tbd.
  • The published journal will be available for purchase on by the time of the celebration event, and also available as an e-journal. Links will be made available on this website.


Author and Journal Rights All editorial decisions are based on the provided criteria and subjectively assessed quality of the work submitted. By submitting to ChArt, the author affirms that they are the sole author or artist, and maintain all rights to their work. If the submission is accepted for publication, ChArt retains exclusive use of electronic rights for a duration of one year, starting from the date the work first appears on the ChArt website. ChArt indefinitely retains electronic archival rights and the non-exclusive right to reprint the piece once in print or electronic format. ChArt has the right to re-size the images selected to fit design format. The author will retain copyright and the right to be acknowledged as the original author or artist of the work submitted. As a courtesy, we ask that authors acknowledge their publication in ChArt in any subsequent re-publication. By submitting material to ChArt, the author affirms that they have read and agree to all of our submission guidelines. Guidelines and rights may change without notice provided that changes are consistent with the spirit of this Call for Submission.

Additional Contact information:

Jennifer Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP

Founding Editor-in-Chief,

ChArt(Celebrating Humanities through Art) Journal

The University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix

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