Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds, Geisinger Commonwealth’s arts and literary magazine, features the creative work of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College. 

Call for Submissions

The Black Diamonds Arts and Literary Magazine Committee is seeking entries for its 2018 issue!
Entries for consideration must be original work, suited for a broad audience of all ages and interests and may include poems, short stories, drawings, paintings, photography, etc. that encompass the theme of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s commitment to community, wellbeing and innovation. 
  • Entries must be sent to Vanessa Thiel, second-year medical student, at, no later than close of business on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
  • Each entry (digital file, word document, etc.) must be labeled with the name of artwork and entrant’s name.
  • Within the email, please include entrant’s name as it should appear in the magazine, as well as entrant’s role within Geisinger Commonwealth (student and class year, or faculty/staff title and department.)
  • If the submission is accepted for publication, entrant will be required to sign and return a release for publication form.

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