$3,000 Essay Competition

Hektoen International, the online journal of medical humanities, just launched their latest essay competition.

This competition is on the theme of “blood,” in honor of the achievements of the red cross, nationally, locally, and globally.

According to their contest page:

“We will consider essays on pioneers in hematology (such as Herrick, Minot, Murphy, Whipple, or Landsteiner), the history of venesection, barber surgeons, the use of leeches, and vampires; as well as historical aspects of blood transfusion, artificial blood, blood groups, blood preservation and blood banks, blood in surgery, blood diseases (such as pernicious anemia, sickle-cell disease, thalassemia, leukemias, and hemophilia), and the history and work of the Red Cross. “

The essays should be no more than 1600 words. The article must be accompanied by an image, with rights obtained by the author before submission.

They’re offering $3,000 for the grand prize. Plus, an $800 runners-up prize.

Keep in mind that they reserve the right to publish your essay whether or not you win the contest.

The deadline to enter is January 15th, 2020.

I recommend reading their previously published essays to get a sense of what they’re looking for. They link to several on their front page.

The contest is open to all writers 18 or over.

To learn more, read their contest guidelines.


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