Open Minds Quarterly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The 2017 Brainstorm Poetry Contest is open for submissions until March 10th, 2017. Click "Submit" below to enter your poems. 

Open Minds Quarterly is a forum for the voices of people living with mental health challenges or mental illnesses. We accept essays, poetry, fiction, first-person accounts and reviews. Our full submission guidelines can be found on our website at

Please note: General submissions to the magazine are currently closed.  

Due to staffing changes, Open Minds Quarterly is facing a considerable submission backlog. We’re working as hard as we can to give every piece that has already been submitted the careful reading it deserves and to select pieces for publication in the upcoming Winter and Spring 2017 issues. Clearing the backlog will take several weeks – at least – and general submissions will re-open after that.

Please check back in Feb. 2017 for new information about submissions!