Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry has been running for 30 years, acting as a platform to voice and discuss all perspectives on mental health.

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  • reply Philip Virden ,

    Thanks very much to whoever helped with the new look website. It’s looking good!

    • reply Ian Parker ,

      Thanks Alex and everyone involved in this salvage operation, it looks very nice.

      • reply Salma Hazem ,


        I hope you’re well! I am reaching out to you to ask if Asylum Magazine is open to unsolicited submissions of a fictional short-story, about 20 pages, that tackles a personal experience with anxiety, depression and paranoia.

        Thank you in advance!

        • reply Helen Spandler ,

          Hi Salma, thanks for getting in touch. We are always interested in unsolicited submissions, including short stories. However, we can’t accept pieces that long I’m afraid. We can be a bit flexible, but we usually say 3 pages absolute maximum. Ideally 1500 words max. Helen, Asylum mag editor

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