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 Submissions Guidelines


  • Article must be related to mental or behavioral health, a diagnosis, or condition

  • Word doc preferred

  • 700 words or less

  • Times New Roman font-type

  • 12-point font

  • Single spaced. No space between paragraphs

  • Optional: provide your photo if you are author

  • Byline or include author’s name (often your name)

  • Anonymous submissions as well as pen-names accepted

  • Be creative with your title, subject to editorial change

  • Subtitle optional—see newspaper pdf on how titles, bylines and subtitles look and how they relate to the article

  • All submissions are subject to editorial changes for grammar, spelling and to make the author’s voice as clear as possible. Edited versions will be sent to authors for their approval

  • Do not push medicine non-adherence or advise on how to ween off of medicine. Even if medicines ruined your life, others may not have had your experience. Speak for yourself and not for others.

  • Do not push medicine as the cure for mental illness. What works for you may not work for someone else. Speak for yourself and not for others.

  • Do not provide medical advice

  • Due to limited space and the high-volume of submissions to City Voices, your article may not appear in the edition you were expecting it to. Know that we archive all submissions for later use.

  • Email your submission to