Call for Submissions – Asylum Magazine Toronto Issue

Toronto Issue: Mad Activism, Resistance and Transformation… The UK-based Asylum Magazine – an International Magazine for Democtratic Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Development – is seeking submissions for a special Toronto-themed issue.  The local editorial committee is looking for feature articles, provocative essays, interviews, book reviews, poetry, humour, artwork and photography that focuses on the broad theme:

Mad Activism, Resistance and Transformation: visions, actions and roadmaps toward a better world

While we welcome submissions – both hopeful and cynical – that look at this theme from a national and international point of view, we are particularly interested in local perspectives.  What is (or is not) going on in Toronto? What should be going on in Toronto?  What do we have to offer to – and learn from – mad organizing in other parts of the world? Who are we? What are our allies and how do we work together? Who are our enemies and how can we work to defeat them?


  • Articles should be between 800-1600 word (that’s 1-2 pages) and sometimes a little longer if the subject matter warrants it.
  • Please provide a 1-2 line biography with your submission.
  • Editors will contact the author if significant changes are necessary – standard proofreading and changes to grammar will be made without negotiation.
  • Graphics must be sent as jpegs (or equivalent) with a resolution of at least 300dpi and permission must be given for the use of any graphic that is not your own.
  • Photos and graphics – unless selected for the covers – will be printed in black and white – keep this is mind as not all images translate well into black and white.
  • All written submissions should be in a standard Word format.
  • We will only contact individuals who have had their work selected for submission.

All submissions must be received no later than January 15th, 2013. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]  If you are sending a file that is extremely large or cannot be emailed for whatever reason – email us for alternate sending arrangements.