"Reserve and renew" call for submissions & submission form
Reserve and renew : the LIS mental health zine is a collaborative zine project exploring the intersections of mental health, mental illness, and library work. We're glad for your submission!

Contributions are welcome from anyone involved in "big tent" librarianship or archives: if you work or volunteer in a library or archive (currently or formerly), if you're working towards a library degree, or are otherwise involved in library or archives-related work, we want to hear from you.

Submissions might include:
~ personal narratives
~ creative writing and poetry
~ visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, collage, comics, digital art, photographs of embroidery, etc.)
~ encouraging thoughts
~ tips for coping and radical self-care practices
~ consideration of the effects of capitalism and oppression on mental health
~ calls for changes in how we think about mental health & wellness

Written works should be no longer than 500 words. Anonymous contributions are welcome. Contributions will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC) unless otherwise requested.

All profits will be donated to Mental Health First Aid, a public education program that aims to help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives.

Editorial team: Annie Pho, Kelly McElroy, Nicole Gustavsen, Abigail Phillips, Kate Deibel, Violet Fox

Submissions are due by *December 31 2017*.

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