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.
Creative Future for writers who lack opportunities
Copied and pasted: We showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including £7,500 of cash & professional writing development prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Deadline: 18 June 2018 at noon. Full details here.
Scottish Mental Health Festival Writing Competition
http://www.mhfestival.com/writing-awards Deadline 25 July 2014.
Lazy copying and pasting from their website below:
Led by Bipolar Scotland, this competition allows people to enter work into categories including:
• Short stories
• Newspaper articles
• Diary/Blog entries
The theme for all categories is “Power”, we are interested in your interpretation of the theme and encourage innovative and diverse perspectives – the limit is your imagination.
Winning and highly commended entries in each category will be honoured at an awards ceremony during the Festival in October. Full details of this event will be announced with the launch of the Festival programme in September.
More details can be found on our news page.
Entries must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 25th July 2014.