Submissions Call: Folkways Press | Resources | Getting Published | Submission Opportunities

NOTE: Submissions Deadline 31st August 2021

Folkways Press welcomes work from both emerging and established writers.

We want stories that often go untold; words that have been collecting dust in old notebooks; tales that inspire us to learn more about the world around us and the people in it.

NOTE: Submissions failing to follow our guidelines will not be read or considered.


Please note that for this anthology we will be only accepting essays between 2,500 and 3,500 words. No poetry or fiction.

Whilst mental health is a more openly discussed topic within society today, there is still stigma surrounding mental ill-health. This stigma keeps those struggling silent and prevents them getting the help they need. Many health institutions, political figures, and societal structures often overlook mental illness and the importance of providing access to mental healthcare for all, leaving many struggling without adequate help and resources – especially marginalized and/or impoverished communities.

Keeping this in mind, we at Folkways Press want to open this anthology to discussions of mental illness, mental health, and the many circumstances and experiences existing within. We want this anthology to serve as a platform for those living with mental illness, working within the mental health field, those affected by mental illness, and beyond. This is intended to be part of a movement to reduce stigma, raise awareness and understanding, and amplify voices of those who are often silenced by societal judgements and indifferences.

We invite writers of all ages and backgrounds to contribute to our anthology. Topics can be wide-ranging (ex. mental ill-health and trauma; mental health and institutions; mental health and sports; mental health and race/gender/sexual orientation, etc.), but we would ask that you please keep within the overall theme.

Any and all submissions that DO NOT adhere to our submission guidelines WILL NOT be considered.

Please refer to the general guidelines before sending your work.

Please refer to the general guidelines before sending your work.

About the author

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get all of the latest from delivered directly to your inbox.

Featured books