Open Minds Quarterly

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Winners of the 15th annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest will be released by April 28th, 2017. 

We have lost time due to staff illness and technical difficulties, and the judges are still reviewing finalists. Everyone's entry has been reviewed, and winners will be announced shortly.

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: The process for submitting your work to OMQ has changed. There will be a submission period for each issue. The Summer and Winter issues of each year will be themed issues. Fall and Spring issues will be open-theme.

View our complete submission guidelines here: