The Awakenings Project


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Awakenings Review (AR) is a Chicago-based literary journal entirely about mental illness and edited and written by people with lived experience and those close to them. The stories and poems that we publish, from approximately 32 writers and poets in each issue, are frequently about the first-person experience of mental illness and are written by people who best know mental illness: the people who walk the walk. Not only do we publish stories that are concise accounts of the experiences of mental illness, but we also publish poems that use poignant metaphors to convey mental illness in ways that simple factual accounts cannot do. At AR, truth is at a premium. People who contribute to AR are telling their stories without the need to hide or tell half-truths. Everyone who is published in AR knows that it is a publication about mental illness by people with mental illness and there is no reason to not be truthful because of a fear of loss or retribution.

Fax
(630) 390-2246
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Robert Lundin
Contact Title
Editor
Contact Email
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
weeks
Year Founded
2000
Average Print Run
300
Total Circulation
250
Number Of Issues Per Year
1
Total Number Of Issues Published
20
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
Format
perfect
Publish Print Anthology?
yes

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