Dear followers I gots news: Submissions

Let me tell you about my tiny publication about bipolar and depression. I originally started it, because I wanted to have a space to write and publish longer posts about bipolar and depression.

Why? So I could share them to a Facebook Group of the same name that I co-moderate.

Why? Because people don’t read long Facebook posts, but they might read an article you link to. I don’t get Facebook users.

Recently though, someone emailed me about submitting an article to my publication, and I was hesitant at first. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. So, if you haven’t noticed already, there is a new submission in the publication by Derek Sawyer.

Submissions now open

So, starting today, I am now accepting submissions to Bipolar / Depression: Up this Hill and Down. If you would like to join the party, please contact me via the email or Twitter accounts linked to the publication home page.

What kind of submissions am I looking for?

  • Personal stories, lessons learned
  • Discussion about stigma
  • Tips and tricks to managing bipolar or depression
  • I DO NOT want personal attacks
  • I’m looking for submissions from folks with bipolar or depression, or another form of mental illness (PTSD, anxiety, etc). If you’ve never been diagnosed, but just think you have it, that doesn’t count. Instead, do yourself a favor, and talk to your doctor and find out for certain. You can’t truly start treatment, until you know what to treat. I know this from personal experience.

What you can expect from submitting

I own the privilege of accepting or declining submissions and new authors. This publication is a personal endeavor to my heart. Please respect that and any decisions I may make.

I will edit and format your submissions, to make sure they are the best they can be — but I will maintain your style. I’m not interested in taking over your voice. I just want the publication to read well, and look good.

I am an author, so if I see some areas you can improve, I may provide you some feedback. But I won’t know that until you’re several submissions in. And don’t worry, I’m not a snob like some authors. And I’m pretty laid back. I’m mostly a goofball, so no sweat.

Thanks for your consideration

If you contact me, that’s great. If not, that’s cool too. Either way, here’s an awesome photograph of Vincent Price and some of his fellow actors in coffins.

Vincent Price reading Variety to his fellow colleagues in coffins.
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