Diverse Minds North State Journal submission guidelines, instructions

The Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center invites any Northern California community member who lives with or helps others with mental health challenges to submit your original art or written work to be included in the Diverse Minds North State Journal 2022!

Types of submissions can include (but are not limited to): poetry, short stories, vignettes, paintings, drawings, graphic design, or photography. Works may be fiction or non-fiction, color or black-and-white. Keep in mind that print versions of the Journal will be in 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.

Files must be sent in the following formats:
• Art/Images: .jpg preferred
• Written works: .doc (Word or compatible, no PDF)

Submissions must not include inappropriate, offensive or libelous material.

Submissions must be original, the sole work of the artist or author who submits the piece.

  • Works must also have not been previously published.
  • Special accommodations can be made if necessary. Contact the Iversen Center at 879-3311.

Each contributor may submit up to five submissions total (art and/or writing).

Written submissions must not exceed 1,200 words for stories or prose, or 100 lines for poetry. Poetry line breaks must be clearly identified.

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 and Recovery Center editorial board/staff.

All entries must be received by July 31, 2022.

Find entry forms at nvcss.org/diverseminds.