Beautiful Minds Magazine is looking for personal essays, memoir pieces, and journalism pieces, as well as art and photography that explore young adult experiences with mental health and mental illness. To get a sense of what we’re looking for, visit our posts page to see what we’ve already published.
Please fill out the form here for submission inquiries.
Pieces can be anywhere from 500 words and beyond. If it’s rather long, feel free to send us a set of excerpts that best capture your experience. If you’re not sure how to cut a longer piece down, feel free to send it to us and we can help! All submissions and pitches (ideas for pieces that have not been written yet) can be submitted as word documents, or simply sent in the body of an email to:
Please note that Beautiful Minds Magazine is not looking for political or overly-zealous pieces. We strongly believe that mental health is an important and necessary conversation; however, the purpose of our publication is to share individual narratives, and not to disseminate normative, political statements.
If you have any questions about what this means, feel free to email us. Of course, your pieces can, and should, have a point. They should not, however, make that point on behalf of people that aren’t you.
You don’t necessarily have to be a young adult to write for us, however. If you’re older, retrospection and reflection on your adolescence and college years should be the focus of your piece.
Finally, if your piece is accepted, you should expect one or two cycles of editing. This is simply a time when an editor will provide suggestions or questions to best reflect and articulate your story.
If you do not hear a response from us within two weeks of submission, do not hesitate to send us a reminder email.
— Beautiful Minds Magazine