Q. How can I submit an article for publication?

A. EPM is always looking for talented physician writers to cover both clinical topics and human interest stories that pertain to the emergency medicine experience. We accept unsolicited manuscripts, but prefer that you submit a query letter first. Detailed guidelines and contact information is below.

Author Guidelines
Emergency Physicians Monthly (EPM) is the independent publication for emergency physicians, written by and for the docs in the trenches. EPM takes the volumes of information being published each month in journals and online and distills it for practicing physicians in a way that can be applied in the next shift. EPM circulates to nearly 40,000 emergency personnel, the largest circulation in the market.

Clinical Features
Emergency Physicians Monthly has led the trend in quick-hit editorial offerings in emergency medicine. Clinical features should focus on the practical clinical elements that can improve practice and the hard facts most necessary for saving lives. EPM is not a research journal and our style reflects that fact: all language should be straight forward and concise. Contact EPM at the email address below for a complete editorial calendar to see when your article topic might fit well into EPM’s editorial line-up.

Non-Clinical Features
Emergency Physicians Monthly is the one magazine where readers come to get non-clinical articles pertaining to the life of an emergency physician. Whether you have a particular insight into how the life of an emergency physician intersects finance, sports, the arts, etc… we want to hear about it. If it’s an issue that is important to you and your colleagues, it’s important to EPM.

To Submit an Article
If you are interested in submitting an article, whether clinical or non-clinical, begin by sending in a query to the contact below.
Your query should include:
-Your main idea, your angle, a working title
-A few key bullets supporting your thesis
-An explanation as to why you are the appropriate person to write this piece

Graphic Material & Article Length
All case studies must be accompanied by hi-resolution images (minimum 300 dpi).
Although word count varies widely by topic, a lead story will run about 1200 words, while a departmental piece can be as short as 400 words.

Send queries by post or email to:
Emergency Physicians Monthly
C/O Jeffrey Lyles, Managing Editor
15821 Easthaven Court
Bowie, MD 20716
[email protected]

Q. How can I submit an image and case study for publication in Real-Time Readings?

Did you see a fascinating case during your last shift? Wish you could have snapped a photo and had it published? Emergency Physicians Monthly is now opening up the Real-Time Readings section to user-generated content, so pull out that camera. If selected, your image and case presentation will appear in print (circulating to 37,000 nationwide) and/or online.

The Rules:
•All photos should generate a large differential diagnosis to be discussed in the write-up.
•Must sign a document stating that you have received verbal permission from patient to take photo and have it published in an educational publication. If the photo is of the face or other identifying body part, written and signed consent is necessary.
•Photo must be high resolution, at least 300 dpi
•Email submission to [email protected]
•Once received, photos become the property of EPM and will not be returned
•Photo must be accompanied by a brief description of the case in question including the past medical problems, the vitals and what the patient was diagnosed with in the end.