How to Pitch Personal Stories to Mental Movement Magazine
In Mental Movement Magazine, we’re taking an honest look at what relationships, mental health, and what life in general really looks like.
We publish stories about all the ways people try to live their lives as they experience the setbacks, screw-ups and victories, both big and small. We celebrate the process of living and recognise recovery is a journey, not a destination. We care deeply that our readers feel connected to our core message; that challenging the culture of low expectation of people living with poor mental health is paramount to offering an alternative narrative, one that is real, insightful and inspiring.
We’re seeking strong writers from all backgrounds to share their personal experiences and the surprising lessons they’ve learned. Why? Because we’re all trying to figure sh*t out, and being inspired by others’ vulnerability, bravery, and humour reminds us we’re not alone.
We don’t expect you to have all the answers, who really does? Our writers show how they’re trying to figure things out. Honest, detailed first-person stories about the real, raw, everyday stuff you’ve struggled with or currently struggling with, is insightful and helpful for people experiencing a similar thing. Has something has worked well for you? Maybe the latest technique on how to combat your anxiety was overrated? We’d love to hear about your experience either way.
How to’s and top 10’s are easy to digest, fun to read and lighthearted. From dating to depression to trying something completely new. Writers will translate their experiences with a subject into a smart list of all things you need to know about it.
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A potential title for your story in the subject line.
- A one-sentence takeaway you hope readers will learn from your story
- Pitches and pieces should be sent along with short author bio, links to social handles/website and author photograph or something that best represents you.
- Links to any published stories (preferably first-person)
The fine print: First drafts should generally be between 500-1,500 words and submitted via Google Docs. As we are a community-driven platform, we are, at present, unable to pay writers. Our platform exists to support both readers and writers. At present, any amount generated via advertising enables us to keep this platform running which has otherwise been self-funded since 2015. Mental Movement Magazine does not own all rights in perpetuity and allows you the ability to republish or revise as deemed necessary. We are always grateful for your continued support, the time dedicated by our staff, readers and writers.