Annual Spring Conference

Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading

The STFM Ethics and Humanities Collaborative is excited to announce the 2020 STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest. The theme of this year's contest is: The Footsteps of Family Medicine: Expressions of Journeys Past, Present and Future
Entries are limited to one entry per category.
The three submission categories are:
  • Prose—can be in the form of a story, narrative, or essay and should be limited to 1000 words. 
  • Poetry—can be in any form  
  • Other short writing—can include 55 word stories, haiku, 7 word stories, or cartoons with captions
First and second place will be awarded for each category. The first and the second place prize in each category is $50 each. Winning pieces will be on display at the 2020 STFM Annual Spring Conference and awardees will have the opportunity to read their works at the Annual Poetry and Prose Reading on Saturday, May 2 from 6:45–8 pm at the conference.
A congratulatory letter will be sent to their Chair and/or Dean.
Entries are due February 17. Winners to be announced March 2. To be entered into the contest, send a cover sheet and your entry as Word file (not pdf) to


If you have questions about the Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading at the Annual Spring Conference, contact Traci Brazelton, CAE at 

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February 14: Applications due for the Medical Editing Fellowship

February 17: Entries due for the Annual Poetry and Prose Contest

March 2: Deadline to Apply to the Medical Student Educators Development Institute