Flourish Magazine: Submissions open for Issue 5 on the theme of ‘Body’ – Deadline 1 July 2024

Do you like making art, crafting, taking photographs, writing poetry, stories or blogs? Interested in getting creative? We’re looking for those with lived experience of cancer to submit to our magazine!

We are looking for artwork, photography, creative or personal writing, craft, pottery, or anything creative for Issue 5 of Flourish Magazine, a free print and digital magazine by and for the cancer community, around the theme of ‘Body’.

We are looking for contributions from those:

  • living with or beyond cancer.
  • living in relation to it, i.e. a friend or family member of someone who has experienced cancer.
  • working with people with cancer, such as carers or healthcare professionals.

You do not need to have any experience of art or done anything creative before. 

We are particularly interested in submissions from Global Majority communities, d/Deaf and disabled communities, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those living in or around Bristol, South Gloucestershire or Gloucestershire – so please feel free to identify this in our submission if you’re comfortable to do so.

All contributions must be sent to flourish.mag@artlift.org by 10pm, Monday 1st July 2024. 

Theme: ‘Body’
We are open to any and all interpretations on the theme and nothing is taboo or off limits – but here are some questions to get you thinking:

How do you connect and relate to your body? Is it a soothing or scary prospect?

How do things like sexuality, intimacy, spirituality and movement impact your ideas or feelings about the body?

How has your experience of cancer impacted your ideas or feelings about the body?

How do our bodies empower or limit us?

What about the body politic? Or collective bodies? (Bodies of work, government bodies, etc.)
Is there a ‘body of (art)work’ you’d like to share elements of, or write about?

Submission criteria: 

  • Writing submissions should not be more than 700 words.
  • Submissions of artwork or photography should be high-resolution.
  • Photographs of craft, pottery, etc. should be high-resolution.
  • Please ensure you own the copyright to any work submitted.

We look at everything that is sent to us, but cannot guarantee your work will be selected for the magazine. If you have questions about our selection process, please get in touch on flourish.mag@artlift.org.

If you are a health or care professional, nutritionist or therapist and would like to be featured or interviewed for the magazine, please contact Editor Natalie Beech on flourish.mag@artlift.org

We’ll let you know if your work has been selected for the magazine by Friday 12th July 2024.

Important: This is a volunteer and unpaid opportunity. If your work is included in the magazine, we’ll send you a copy of the issue and you will be credited.



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