Literary or Literary Analysis Guidelines

In addition to these category-specific guidelines all submissions must follow the General Submission Guidelines and complete a submission form.

This category is intended to permit a wide range of literary submissions for the Bioethics Showcase, including forms of poetry and  prose forms of writing such as point-of-view pieces or literary analysis of a written work (fiction or non-fiction)  or creative writing.

Students should follow guidelines from their academic discipline and/or the directions of the creative muse.


Examples of poetry focusing on bioethics issues may be drawn from the pages of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) and its regular Poetry and Medicine feature.

Some examples for point-of-view submissions appropriate for submission to the Bioethics Showcase can be found in the “Piece of My Mind” columns that have appeared regularly in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association).  These columns are typically based on personal experiences in the healthcare setting.

Georgetown students might draw on internships, study abroad semesters, or volunteer work as the basis for similar types of submissions.

General Submission Guidelines

Judging Criteria