Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa Anthology (formerly Tabula Rasa & Post Call Anthology) is a medical humanities journal featuring contributions in writing and visual arts from members of the Vandy Med community.

We are excited to share the 2022-2023 edition of Tabula Rasa Anthology, now available online.

View the 2022-2023 version of Tabula Rasa: Tabula Rasa 2023 


View previous editions of Tabula Rasa here:

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 20132016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 20202021 | 2022

Read extended versions of the following works from the 2020-2021 edition of Tabula Rasa & Post-Call here: 

Read extended versions of the following works from the 2019-2020 edition of Tabula Rasa & Post-Call here: 


Have a creative work that you’re particularly proud of? We invite you to submit it for inclusion in Tabula Rasa.

To submit a piece to be considered for publication in the upcoming volume of Tabula Rasa and Post Call, email it as an attachment to All submissions should meet the following guidelines:

•Written submissions should be typed and double-spaced.
•For fiction and non-fiction, please limit submissions to 2,000 words. Excerpts of longer works are welcome, if self-contained. If you have a work that is longer than 2,000 words, we can feature an excerpt in our publication with a full version online.
•For poetry, there is no line limit.
•For artwork and photography, we accept pieces in either color or black-and-white. We recommend submitting works in .tif format, but will accept submissions as .jpg, .gif, .png, or .pdf files as well.
•On a separate page from your submission, submit a one-paragraph biography (max. 75 words) written in third person. Include your full name, current degree program and year (for students), and professional title and department at VU/VUMC (for faculty/staff).