David Teniers, “The Alchemist”, circa 1645

Next Issue’s Theme: Science and Sensibility

According to Richard Dawkins, “There’s real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality”.

Who says that art and science are two separate fields by nature, rather than two different sides of the same coin? Or that scientists, engineers, and medical researchers take interest only in matters within the boundaries of the laboratories and hospitals? For poets, writers, and artists there are no such boundaries, for there is poetic wisdom in scientific knowledge, beauty in anatomy, and concepts worth celebrating in writing. And for biographers and memoirists, the medical humanities offer experiences that are worth preserving in prose. Our forthcoming issue seeks to publish works that deconstruct the common divide between two seemingly distinct disciplines of art and science, building bridges instead of boundaries, and showing the importance of creatively contemplating, cherishing, and preserving the beauty of what we learn and experience.

Send us your poems, articles, stories (both fiction and non-fiction), art, and reviews on the theme of science. Whether you have a piece containing astronomical images, eco-poetry, aesthetic reflections on chemicals and substances, lunar photography, artistic depictions of the human body, alchemical musings, art and arithmetic, psychological fiction (or non-fiction), an ode to omicron, or any other creative pieces arising from “scientific” inspiration, please share them with us!

Submissions deadline: October 31st, 2022.

You may also like to watch some of our fantastic arts + science themed Indelible Evenings session recordings on our (free access) YouTube channel. Here are a few suggestions:

Medicine and Poetry: Featuring Drs. Norbert Hirschhorn, Fouad M. Fouad, and Hanna Saadeh

Ruth Padel and Abhay K., Eco-poetics Session: “The Fragile Earth”

Poetry Across the Disciplines: Fiona Sampson, Norbert Hirschhorn, Chun Yu, Hélène Demetriades, and Lorette C. Luzajic

Submission Guidelines:

Please make sure that all submissions are sent in MS Word format, Baskerville, Font size 12. A brief bio is also required in the same document. Any submissions sent in PDF format cannot be accepted.

Prose submissions (fiction, non-fiction, columns) should be single-spaced, and pages must be numbered, with a word count of no more than 3000. For reviews, a maximum of 1500 is required.

Poetry submissions may be single-spaced, and each submission can be up to 3 poems (with each poem starting on a new page).

Please send your contributions, along with a short bio (100 words max) to the following email address:

Copyright: All content on Indelible online journal is copyrighted by its respective authors and artists who have presented their work in the journal. All contributors retain all copyrights to their work. Reproduction of any form is strictly prohibited without the copyright holder’s permission.

Please inform us if your submission has been previously published elsewhere. We do accept previously published works, but only those with permission for re-publishing.