Submissions

Call for Submissions

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine reveres the intersection of psychology and art. Its content explores the practice of psychology as an art in all its beautiful and complex possibilities. It showcases therapeutic approaches that demystify the therapist’s experience as well as the “patient’s” and honors the literary richness of the human mind as more than a cognitive or evolutionary caricature.

Our understanding of human behavior depends as much on our appreciation of creative self-expression as it does on scientific research. To that end, Psychology Tomorrow Magazine also presents original works of contemporary artists, photographers, designers, writers, poets, choreographers, performance artists, and videographers who examine issues of identity, self-reflection, sexuality, consciousness, relationships, and other essential, controversial themes.

 

The theme of Issue #16 (March 2015) will be: Childhood

Childhood is our most precious time of development, learning, and growth, as well as the foundation of our adult selves, involving life-defining experiences of connection, fear, and love.

Childhood may also be a time of life-altering experiences of sexuality, confusion, trauma, and spirituality.

For Issue #16, Psychology Tomorrow will explore the mysterious, visceral world of childhood, when dreams are forged and nightmares discovered.

Submissions should be meaningful discussions about facets of childhood at the cutting edge of psychological inquiry.

Topics may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Home-schooling, Gender Exploration, Childhood Psychiatric Diagnosis and Medication, Sexual Discovery, Pedophilia, Parental Bonding, Religious Indoctrination, Infanticide, Childhood Body Issues (e.g. Overweightness, Underweightness, Disease Management), Drug Use, Child Pornography, or other examples of rarely-discussed, subversive, controversial psychological issues relating to childhood.

 

The theme of Issue #17 (May 2015) will be: The Value of Currency

When speaking neurologically, we are all walking examples of currency. The electrical currents exchanging throughout our nervous system are perhaps the most intrinsic clue to an ever-mysterious question: Why do we need money?

From indigenous barter systems to the advent of capitalism, the communist blacklisting of the 1950’s to today’s ‘microtransactions’ in online entertainment and services, Psychology Tomorrow is looking for submissions that explore, expose, and explain the psychological importance of currency in our society. Consider questions such as:

What does money mean to different people? Why do some crave it, while others couldn’t care less?

From a psychological standpoint, what does it mean to “charge” for your energy, meaning the effort you must produce to fulfill someone else’s need? What does it mean to “pay” for someone else’s energy, often unaware of exactly what they must do to fulfill your need?

How does the exchange of money create expectations, and why does money need to exist within humanity? Does money need to exist within humanity? How does it affect us to learn that another shares a different perspective on “value” than we do?

How do these attitudes about money influence our life experiences? Do we “value” an experience more because we have paid a significant sum for it? What’s the relationship between early family experiences with money and our relationship to money as adults?

Do starving artists create more meaningful art? How do people use money in committed relationships? How is our credit score like a psychological diagnosis?

What’s the relationship between money and power?

 

The theme of Issue #18 (July 2015) will be: Are You Taboo?

Psychology has been a practice of defining the “norm” for over a century, investigating apparent discrepancies in human behavior and imposing a structure for understanding what should or should not be considered appropriate.

Psychology Tomorrow was founded upon mainstream society’s fear of subjects considered too “controversial” or “taboo” to be explored, and that even the mention of certain subjects is “offensive” or “off limits.”

Well, friends, nothing is “TMI” (Too Much Information) for Psychology Tomorrow. As long as there is potential for psychological benefit or elucidation, no taboo should be spared discussion and discovery.

For Issue #18, we are seeking submissions that discuss the concept of “Taboo,” or a topic considered as such, through a psychological lens.

Examples may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Geriatric Sex, Capital Punishment, Sex Workers, Incest, Fetishes, “Recovered” Memory, Drug Use Benefits, Slavery, Racism, Homophobia, Cannibalism, The Occult, Polygamy, Polyamory, Suicide, Homicide, and any other “Taboo” subject you can locate, whose very mention is filled to the brim with psychological implications.

Submissions will be due in the following order:

For Issue #16 – Childhood, due by February 23, 2015
For Issue #17 – The Value of Currency, due by April 27, 2015
For Issue #18 – Are You Taboo?, due by June 22, 2015

We also publish a blog that is not theme-focused. You can submit other writing relevant to our mission, to be considered for our popular blog.

Writing

To submit completed work for consideration in an upcoming issue of Psychology Tomororw Magazine, please contact:

Adam@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com (For magazine submissions)

Kimberly@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com (For blog submissions)

Please include in your e-mail:

1. Your name, any affiliation, and a brief biography.

2. A brief statement describing how your submission relates to one of our upcoming themes.

3. A full-length article or excerpt from a full-length work. Please send your work as an attachment, with the title of the piece – author name as the file name.

Although we do not limit the word count of pieces chosen for publication, most fall within the range of 1,500 to 2,000 words. In general, we will not accept submissions shorter than 1,000 words.

We generally cannot respond to submissions immediately. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response from our editorial committee. Feel free to inquire thereafter. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission, and we look forward to your involvement in our growing community.

Art

If you feel your artwork addresses one of the themes of an upcoming issue, please contact:

Marc@PsychologyTomorrowMagazine.com

Please include:

1. Your name, exhibition list (if applicable), a brief biography, and the theme for which you are submitting.

2. The size, materials, and date(s) of pieces submitted.

3. An Artist’s Statement discussing the intention and process of any work submitted.

4. A series of images representing your work.

We generally cannot respond to submissions immediately. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response from our editorial committee. Feel free to inquire thereafter. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission, and we look forward to your involvement in our growing community.