Call for Submissions: NOUS 6 – The Worlds Apart Issue

In our sixth issue of NOUS we will explore how differently mental health issues are dealt with in relation to time, place and society. We want to invite you to reflect, research, tell your tales on issues related to mental illness and everything that comes with it.

Do families speak more openly about their issues today than ten years ago? Did depression even “exist” in the times of our grandparents? What about China, Irak, Brasil, Lithuania? How is people’s perception of their emotions different in the world, in time maybe even in the family next door? This issue of NOUS invites you to tell your stories of how we connect and feel seperated from each other emotionally. How can we build bridges and what blocks our roads?

Please send your poetry, fiction and non-fiction submissions as OTF or DOC files to Clearly state your name as you want it to be listed, the wordcount, and the title of your submission in your email to us. Written work should not exceed the 2000 word limit.

If submitting visuals, send us a low-res jpg preview of your work in a zip-folder for a start. Should your work be selected we will request files suitable for printing. Please bear in mind that NOUS is riso-printed. Your work will be printed in dual-colour (not CMYK) or BW if requested.


All contributors featured in the final magazine will receive one free copy delivered to the address of your choice. This will also be the first time we can reward our contributors monetarily. Upon publication, all artists will be paid £20. This is only a small sum but we’re hoping to increase payments with each issue. 

Deadline for submissions for NOUS 6 is 12th October 2015. We’re looking forward to your messages and work!

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