Volume 8, Issue 1

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

Fiction examples:

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

Poetry examples:

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.