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Deadline: February 9, 2015
year, one in four American adults will endure the trials of a
diagnosable mental health disorder. But although many Americans have
experienced a mental illness, either firsthand or through a family
member, friend, or colleague, the stigma surrounding mental illness
remains. We believe that the most important tool we have for defusing
the power of this stigma is sharing true stories and revealing the real
people beneath labels.
In Fact Books seeks original stories for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled BEYOND CRAZY: TRUE STORIES OF SURVIVING MENTAL ILLNESS.
Stories should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an
informative or reflective element, reaching beyond a strictly personal
experience for some universal or deeper meaning.
looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive
voice; writing should be evocative, vivid, and dramatic. All essays must
tell true stories and be factually accurate. Everything we publish goes
through a rigorous fact-checking process; editors may ask for sources
and citations. Authors of accepted essays will be awarded a modest
honorarium upon publication.
Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,500 words.
Multiple entries are welcome, as are entries from outside the United
You may submit essays online or by regular mail:
By regular mail Postmark deadline February 9, 2015
send your manuscript; a cover letter with complete contact information,
including the title of the essay and word count; and an SASE or email
for response to:
In Fact Books
c/o Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Attn: Beyond Crazy
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Online Deadline to upload files
: 11:59 pm EST February 9, 2015
To submit online, click here
. (Note: There is a $3 convenience fee to submit online.)
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