Note: In addition to the theme below, we welcome submissions on all topics. In particular, we are seeking photo essays on any subject matter.
In The Fray Magazine | Call for Submissions | January 2013: Mental Health in Context
After the Newtown elementary school shooting in Connecticut, stories about mental health and gun violence abounded in the news. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in four American adults lives with mental illness — and many people with serious mental health conditions are unable to access care. In many countries, the topic of mental health is still taboo, and adequate, respectful treatment is hard to find.
In The Fray is looking for original reportage, commentary, interviews, first-person narratives, and photo essays about mental health, broadly defined. Tell us about how mental health conditions or institutions affected you, your family members, or your friends. Send us stories that bring to life the experiences of individuals — educators, therapists, psychiatrists, employers, and parents — as they address mental health issues in schools, at home, and in the workplace.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece — along with three links to your previous work — NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2013.
We are open to submissions on any other topics that relate to the magazine’s themes: promoting global understanding and encouraging empathy and tolerance.
All contributors are urged to review our submissions guidelines at http://inthefray.org/submissions/.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors of In The Fray Magazine