I came across this call-out for poems in Writing Magazine, by a blogger called Tracey Ward, who wants to raise the profile of mental health issues and sufferers. (I am not sure what will be done with any proceeds from the book, should it make a profit.) Tracey is currently seeking crowdfunding, in the hopes of publishing the anthology in hardback. More information here.
Ignore the 2017 deadline – submissions are still wanted for the Bhor Anthology Project from the Bhor Foundation (a not-for-profit which provides mental health support). If enough poetry and prose are received, there may be 2 separate anthologies. The following text is copied from the website: “We are curating and editing a book of stories, non-fiction narratives, poetry and art around mental health. We are looking for original, anonymous work if you want to protect your identity; we hope to help create awareness around this important area and help people realise they are not alone. We will have a section around the trials and tribulations of being a caregiver, so if you are a caregiver or want to write about one, please write.” More info here.
The deadline of 12 March 2018 is fast approaching for this mental health anthology from indie press Bad Betty. Contributors will be paid. Full info here.
UK-based South West Writers are inviting submissions to their anthology, Pet Memories. There is no website (that I can find – let me know if you find one!). Poems should be a maximum of 32 lines in length, and should be typed. There is no limit to the number of poems you can submit. Deadline is end of April 2017. Email: email@example.com