Submitting a Blog

We publish blogs that are relevant to our mission of serving as a journalistic forum for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We are looking for essays that are informative, thought-provoking, and clearly written. Ideally, blogs should be between 1,500 and 3,500 words. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to read our published blogs, which are archived here.

If you haven’t written for us before, you may query to see if the theme of your proposed blog would be of interest to us. Please send your query, or your blog submission, to [email protected].

If your piece is focused on your personal experiences of the psychiatric system, please submit it as a personal story here.

We publish edited copy. Our editorial staff will work with you on any revisions that we believe may help to create a clear, concise, and thematically tight piece.  We ask writers to hyperlink to any source material; as of June 2020, we will no longer publish footnotes.

Not all blogs are accepted for publication at Mad in America. Reasons for this might include the quality of writing, the length, or that the story doesn’t ask us, in some way, to rethink psychiatry.