The issue will be available January 2024.
The Optional Theme is Mental Health. We are looking for submissions that explore emotional, mental, and spiritual experiences relating to healing and dealing with mental health challenges. The list below provides some examples and starting points for research.
Creative nonfiction examples:
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Others series by Anne Bishop
Peeling, Dealing, and Healing by Gloria G. Allen
All books by Amanda Lovelace
Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens by Emma Eden Ramos (editor)
Graphic novel examples:
The courage to be me: A story of courage, self-compassion and hope after sexual abuse by Nina Burrowes
Marles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
Invisible Differences by Julie Dachez
Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
See the Submit tab for details on how to submit. We accept photography, art, comics, creative nonfiction, fiction, flash fiction, experimental work, hybrid work, and poetry.