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 #17 (May 2015) will be: The Currency of Money

Money is nearly as taboo a subject as sex, yet the exchange of it is one of the main transactions in our daily lives. Psychology Tomorrow Magazine is seeking submissions for our next issue that explore what money means to us in all its complexities.

What we think and feel about money determines how we engage with it, not only as currency but also as a determinant of dynamics within relationships, business, politics, and social interactions. Money affects our self-esteem, from our credit score to the salary we receive. The amount of money or debt we possess at any given time influences our relationship to freedom and choice and contributes greatly to our sense of well-being.

Some of the subjects we would like to examine include:
– Money and sex
– Family dynamics and money
– Credit score as diagnosis
– The use of money to enhance or stymy our lives
– Money and shame
– The effect of money discordance on relationships
– What we teach our children about money

 

The theme of Issue #18 (July 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.

 

Submissions will be due in the following order:

For Issue #17 – The Currency of Money, due by May 24, 2015
For Issue #18 – Are You Taboo?, due by July 17, 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.