Submissions

Call for Submissions

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine reveres the intersection of psychology and art. Its content explores the practice of psychology as an art in all its beautiful and complex possibilities. It showcases therapeutic approaches that demystify the therapist’s experience as well as the “patient’s” and honors the literary richness of the human mind as more than a cognitive or evolutionary caricature.

Our understanding of human behavior depends as much on our appreciation of creative self-expression as it does on scientific research. To that end, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine also presents original works of contemporary artists, photographers, designers, writers, poets, choreographers, performance artists, and videographers who examine issues of identity, self-reflection, sexuality, consciousness, relationships, and other essential, controversial themes.

 

The theme of Issue #18 (August 2015) will be: Are You Taboo?

Psychology has been a practice of defining the “norm” for over a century, investigating apparent discrepancies in human behavior and imposing a structure for understanding what should or should not be considered appropriate.

Psychology Tomorrow was founded upon mainstream society’s fear of subjects considered too “controversial” or “taboo” to be explored, and that even the mention of certain subjects is “offensive” or “off limits.”

Well, friends, nothing is “TMI” (Too Much Information) for Psychology Tomorrow. As long as there is potential for psychological benefit or elucidation, no taboo should be spared discussion and discovery.

For Issue #18, we are seeking submissions that discuss the concept of “Taboo,” or a topic considered as such, through a psychological lens.

Examples may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Geriatric Sex, Capital Punishment, Sex Workers, Incest, Fetishes, “Recovered” Memory, Drug Use Benefits, Slavery, Racism, Homophobia, Cannibalism, The Occult, Polygamy, Polyamory, Suicide, Homicide,

…and any other “Taboo” subject you can locate, whose very mention is filled to the brim with psychological implications.

 

The theme of Issue #19 (October 2015) will be: Psychedelics & Psychotropics

Imagine a day when your psychiatrist prescribes you a course of Ayahuasca therapy to more deeply connect you with your subconscious and higher self. Imagine a day when a diagnosis of Bi-polar Disorder carries with it the potential prescription for a supervised Peyote trip.

As a culture, we have decided that only medications providing the most extensive payout for pharmaceutical companies are worth a doctor’s prescription to “fix” our psychological and neurological challenges. We have spent decades marginalizing the natural remedies of tribal cultures, relegating their potential healing to “happy accidents” for the uncivilized and uninformed.

For our 19th issue, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine plans to explore the dichotomous world of medicinal substance versus recreational substance, and what it means to take intentional trips for healing and suffer unintentional trips through the side effects of “advanced” medicine.

Consider the following possibilities:

*Have you taken a psychedelic trip that changed your worldview?
*Have you taken a psychotropic medication that offered just the help you sought?
*Have you ever taken a trip while also maintaining a course of psychotropic medication?
*Have you experienced an unexpected “fringe” benefit from a prescribed psychotropic medication?

Submissions will be due in the following order:

For Issue #18 – Are You Taboo?, due by July 20, 2015
For Issue #19 – Psychedelics & Psychotropics, due by September 21, 2015

We also publish a blog that is not theme-focused. You can submit other writing relevant to our mission, to be considered for our popular blog.

Writing

To submit completed work for consideration in an upcoming issue of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, please contact:

Adam@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com (For magazine submissions)
Kimberly@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com (For blog submissions)

Please include in your e-mail:

1. Your name, any affiliation, and a brief biography.

2. A brief statement describing how your submission relates to one of our upcoming themes.

3. A full-length article or excerpt from a full-length work. Please send your work as an attachment, with the author name – title of the piece as the file name.

Although we do not limit the word count of pieces chosen for publication, most fall within the range of 1,500 to 2,000 words.

We generally cannot respond to submissions immediately. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response from our editorial committee. Feel free to inquire thereafter. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission, and we look forward to your involvement in our growing community.

Poetry

If your poetry addresses one of the themes of an upcoming issue, please submit to us at:

Poetry@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com

Please include:

1. Your name, publication list (if applicable), a brief biography, and the theme for which you are submitting.

2. Include poetic work(s) as a separate attachment, along with titles for each piece submitted. 

Art

If your artwork addresses one of the themes of an upcoming issue, please submit to us at:

Curator@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com

Please include:

1. Your name, exhibition list (if applicable), a brief biography, and the theme for which you are submitting.

2. The size, materials, and date(s) of pieces submitted.

3. An Artist’s Statement discussing the intention and process of any work submitted.

4. A series of images representing your work.

We generally cannot respond to submissions immediately. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response from our editorial committee. Feel free to inquire thereafter. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission, and we look forward to your involvement in our growing community.