Poetry in Asylum magazine

Janine has recently taken over as Poetry Editor of Asylum magazine.

Asylum wants your poetry for our radical mental health magazine.

Asylum has been running for nearly forty years, providing a platform for all perspectives on mental health. Asylum is influenced and inspired by radical mental health movements around the world.

We publish poetry in every issue and on our website. We particularly welcome poems written by mental health service users, ex-users or survivors; activists, family members and frontline psychiatric or mental health workers. We want to publish poetry that tells your story and/or that challenges or offers an alternative to mainstream, pathological views of mental distress, madness and/or neurodivergence.

Please submit:

· up to five poems, each up to forty lines in length

· by email to [email protected]

· with each poem attached as a separate Word file to your email

· under your own name, under a pseudonym, or anonymously if you prefer



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