Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center issues call for submissions

The Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center invites California community members who live with or help others with mental health challenges to submit your original work to be included in the Diverse Minds Journal 2024.

All entries must be received by July 31.

Types of submissions can include: poetry, short stories, paintings, drawings, graphic design, or photography. Works may be fiction or nonfiction, color or black-and-white.

Submit entries by emailing diverseminds@nvcss.org with your work, a completed and signed submission form and a completed and signed publishing release.

  • Submissions without these forms will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must not include inappropriate, offensive, or libelous material.
  • Submissions must be the original sole work of the artist or author submitting the work.
  • Works must also have not been previously published.
  • Special accommodations can be made if necessary. Contact the Iversen Center
  • Each contributor may submit up to five submissions total (art and/or writing).
  • Written submissions must not exceed 1,200 words for stories or 100 lines for poetry.
  • Submission does not guarantee publication in the book. Iversen Center reserves the right to limit the number of entries allowed in the final draft of the publication.
  • Final decisions will be made by the Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center editorial board/staff.