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The Curve: Special Edition of The Human Touch!

We are inviting national and local submissions of creative/reflective writing and visual art in response to COVID-19 for this special online publication.  Submissions may be original works of prose, poetry, photographs, drawings, paintings, music, film, dance and more.

Each week, editors will select works to be shared on here on The Human Touch webpage.

Click for Submission Details.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the student editors; Brenna Cameron, Amelia Davis and David Sabio at

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The Human Touch

Print Edition: Volume 12

The Human Touch 2020 Call for Submissions closed on January 15th.  Volume 13 will be released online in Summer, 2020.

The Human Touch 2019 is the twelfth annual anthology of poetry, prose, photography and graphic art from the Anschutz Medical Campus community at the University of Colorado.  The publication is edited by Anschutz campus students, and is published under the auspices of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. We are extremely fortunate and thankful for the support of an alumnus of the School of Medicine, for the ongoing support that he and his family have committed to support The Human Touch. ​

You can read The Human Touch 2019 online.

The Human Touch (soft-cover edition is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions) provides an opportunity for artists and writers to represent issues of health, illness, relationships and care through imaginative and inspirational materials such as poetry, prose, photography, visual arts and graphic stories.  Audio and video​ submissions are also encouraged.

Past editions of The Human Touch:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the student editors, Brenna Cameron, Amelia Davis and David Sabio at