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Magazine Stand :: The Awakenings Review – Spring 2024

The Awakenings Review is a biannual print publication from The Awakenings Project featuring works by poets, writers, and artists living with mental illnesses and/or addictions. The Spring 2024 issue features works by Linda M. Crate, Deborah Buehler, Bibhu Padhi, Sally Quon, Colleen Cavanaugh, Maria Connour, Katherine Szpekman, Jean Varda, Hope Andersen, Holly Dunlea, Bonnie Thurston, Elizabeth Brulé Farrell, Marie Marchand, Mary Magagna, Carol Ann Wilson, Raymond Abbott, Julia Van Buskirk, Zan Bockes, George Drew, W. Barrett Munn, Patty Somlo, Jane Marston, Mary Anna Scenga Kruch, William Leland, Christine Andersen, Francis DiClemente, Amirah Al Wassif, Dave Fekete, Tomra Vecere, Susan Spilecki, Michael Bennett, Kam Hemaidan, James Lineberger, and Mary Dingee Fillmore. Cover photograph: “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by human rights researcher, writer, and photographer, Laura Story Johnson.

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Magazine Stand :: The Awakenings Review – Spring 2023

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The Awakenings Review Spring 2023 issue is available for readers to enjoy online and features works by writers and artists with mental illness as well as from family members and friends of people with mental illness, though the contributions themselves need not focus on mental illness. The Awakenings Review occasionally dedicates issues to specific topics or features authors who live with a particular illness. The newest issue features poetry, essay, and short stories by W. Barrett Munn, Benjamin Shalva, William LaPage, Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes, Jesse White, Lloyd Jacobs, Hugh Anderson, Linda Logan, Hope Andersen, Alexander Perez, Richard Risemberg, Adrian Harte, Katherine Szpekman, Valerie Wardh, Brooke Lathe, Anna Adami, Kristina Morgan, Vitoria Perez, Mary Anna Scenga Kruch, Meg LeDuc, Brian Daldorph, Elizabeth Brulé Farrell, Christine Andersen, C.M. Mattison, Alan Sugar, Kate Falvey, Dave Fekete, Kristine Laco, Timothy Lindner, Emily Kay MacGriff, and Jane Marston.

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Magazine Stand :: The Awakenings Review – Fall 2022

The Awakenings Review online literary magazine fall 2022 issue cover image

Established in cooperation with the University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2000, The Awakenings Review is one of the nation’s leading literary reviews entirely committed to publishing the works of artists, writers, and poets with mental illness. The Awakenings Review looks for submissions from writers and poets who have a distinct relationship to mental illness-either self, family member, or friend. The hard-copy journal publishes original poetry, short stories, dramatic scenes, essays, creative nonfiction, photographs, interviews, excerpts from larger works, and black-and-white cover art.

The Fall 2022 issue features works by Bibhu Padhi, Zac Walsh, Liza Potvin, Pauline Milner, Arya F. Jenkins, Zan Bockes, Eileen Coughlin, Sandy Olson Hill, Louis Girόn, Lloyd Jacobs, Gerard Sarnat, Raymond Abbott, Skye Gill, Eoin Begley, Alan Sugar, Murray Alfredson, Aileen Shaw, Jennifer Cimmerian Urbanek, Benjamin Robinson, Julia Morris Paul, Christine Andersen, Janice O’Mahony, Kate Marshall, Marie Marchand, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Tricia Himmel, A.L. Gordon, Joshua Gage, George Drew, Joyce Cote, Cierra Corbin, and Mohineet Kaur Boparai in a free, online reading format.

Beginning in 2023, The Awakenings Review will be published twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. Submissions are free and open year-round via email as well as USPS.

Call :: Awakenings Review Seeks Submissions Year-round

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

Call :: The Awakenings Review Seeks Work by Writers with Connections to Mental Illness

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines. Our 2019 issue featured work by Lora Keller, Alan Sugar, Rick Smith, Skip Renker, and more.

Call :: The Awakenings Review Open to Submissions Year-round

The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines. Check out our latest issue featuring work from Lora Keller, Cornelia A. Blair, Jennifer Fulco, Judith Levison, Jacalyn Shelley, Janet Garber, Aden Ross, Shao Wei, Fred Yannantuono, Jean Tucker, Alan Sugar, and more.

Call :: The Awakenings Review Seeks Submissions from Writers with Personal Connections to Mental Illness

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to published in the fall. It features poetry, short stories, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. The striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines. There is no fee to submit.

Call :: The Awakenings Review Open to Submissions Year-round

The Awakenings Review, established in 2000, is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Their striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

Call :: Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art

Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation’s leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists’, writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.