$150 for Personal Essays on Healthcare Experiences

The American Journal of Nursing includes a personal essay in each issue covering any aspect of nursing, health, or health care.

They pay $150 per published essay. The word limit is 850 words.

According to their call for submissions:

The Reflections essay (850-word limit), which appears each month inside the back cover of AJN, is a forum for previously unpublished personal stories exploring any aspect of nursing, health, or health care. While many are accounts of memorable nursing experiences, we also welcome the patient perspective, as well as that of other health care professionals. Good writing is the main requirement. Authors should be willing to work with an editor to revise the essay as needed for clarity, structure, and focus. Avoid generalizations and clichés in favor of specific details and real immersion in a place, an event, a moment, a character. Anecdotes meant to illustrate cozy lessons usually aren’t what we’re looking for; we prefer the messiness and ambivalence of real life, the nuance and uncertainty of many of our hardest decisions, the ways we change our minds about things. Reflections offers you a chance to share your story.

To learn more, read this word document.

You can also visit their publication’s submission page here.


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