Mental Health Anthology/-ies

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.

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The Dizziness of Freedom – call for submissions – Bad Betty Press

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.

The Suburban Review

If you live in Australia and identify as female, femme or gender non-conforming, get your submission in quickly for the ‘stellar edition’ of the above: deadline is 18 February 2018. The following is copied from the website: “The stellar edition is back! We are such huge fans of the Stella Prize that we’ve decided #10 of The Suburban Reviewwill celebrate art and writing by Australian women, femmes, and gender non-conforming folx. And $1 from every sale will be donated to The Stella Prize!We want narratives rooted in the writer’s understanding of femininity.

All contributors will be paid. Click the link for details.

Southword Journal

Make a note for 2018: submissions are open from January to March 15th for the summer issue; and between July and September 15th for the winter issue of Southword. This international online literary journal is published biannually by the Munster Literature Centre. Submission is via the Submittable portal (if you don’t already have a Submittable account, it’s free to register and use, and is used by a lot of journals these days, to manage submissions). Submit each poem in a separate document. There is payment for accepted work.