Published on: August 24, 2022

The Commonwealth Foundation’s online community of writers, adda, has invited creative submissions on the theme of healthy communities. The 2022-2023 submission categories are creative non-fiction, short fiction, short graphic fiction and poetry, on the theme of ‘Healthy Communities’.

More information here: Call for Submissions: Healthy Communities

If you have stories to share but are not much into writing, Pallium India offers an opportunity to be part of a submission we are working on.

Patients, family caregivers, healthcare professionals working in the field of palliative care, social workers, counsellors and volunteers who have stories on caregiving are welcome to share them. The short write up (about 250 words maximum, in any language) should be about how a support group (in the field of palliative care) has improved the quality of life of a person or family after being challenged by a life limiting illness by moving the community into their lives when they were unable to move out into the community. We will select the most suited of those stories and compile it into one submission for the contest.

Email your inputs to:

Kindly mention ‘Let’s write a story’ on the subject line.

Deadline for inputs for the ‘community based palliative care’ article to Pallium India: 30 September, 2022.

Those who have a flair for writing and want to submit an independent work, please go ahead.

Topics could branch into many areas, always keeping the theme in focus. What does health mean to us as individuals and as societies? How does the climate crisis impact our health? What is the relationship between health access for all and justice? Can we imagine a world with health and care at its centre? What if we were all doctors? Or we never got ill?

Those who wish to go for individual submissions can find more information here: Call for Submissions: Healthy Communities – adda (

Deadline: 04 October 2022, 23:59 in your time zone.

ABOUT adda and Commonwealth Foundation

The adda is the online literary magazine of the Commonwealth Foundation. It publishes creative work by writers and illustrators from across the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments.

It is an agency for civil society; a stand-alone organisation established by, funded by, and reporting to governments, dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue. It seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices.

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