For those of you familiar with Good Morning Bedtime Story, a group which advocates mental health through art, writing and poetry, then the new anthology set for release this October, titled Home Grown Ghosts, will be old news to you. For everyone else, listen closely!
Although Home Grown Ghosts is looking for any form of writing pertained to mental health, the anthology is set to be broken down into three unique themes which focus upon different characters. These include a man, once plagued with alcoholism, who is attempting to redeem himself; a man suffering from delusions, who wishes to alleviate them as to better experience the blossoming romance he has encountered; a woman, who, as a child, witnessed her parents take their own lives, and has since then been riddled by guilt.
To poets and writers interested, you may submit one poem per e-mail, and up to a total of three poems. These can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the e-mail title HGG Submission, followed by the title of the piece. In the body of the e-mail, attach a short description and background of the work submitted, along with the total word count.
There is no word limit, however poems with fewer than 400 words, and prose with less than 1,000 words will be looked upon appreciatively.
Submissions close on the 1st of June.
Best of luck to everyone. Hope you consider submitting.
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen
Good Morning Bedtime Story, an international online organization dedicated to building an awareness of mental health through writing, poetry, art and music has a number of new prospects that are coming alive in 2014.
The first is the announcement of a forum, where people will be able to discuss issues they are having whilst dealing with their mental illness, talk about their survival stories and offer advice to others who are suffering. We hope it will become an area of the internet where those suffering depression, bipolar, schizophrenia or any other form of mental illness will be able to congregate and safely discuss their lives, challenges and feelings.
Additionally on the forum, emerging artists will be able to showcase aspects of their artistic creations and acquire feedback in order to help become published. This will assist artists with becoming creative contributors in Good Morning Bedtime Story (GMBS) anthologies.
To help manage the forum, GMBS will require moderators to look at the conversations taking place to ensure that none begin to show racism, hatred, derogatory comments or excessive violence.
Moreover, GMBS still has a number of openings available for volunteers. Jobs will include updating social media pages; posting calls for submissions to anthologies; marketing any new ventures the organization is undertaking, and creating ideas to advantageously benefit the organizational cause.
GMBS is always open for online submissions, which will be posted on the website. Volunteers too are able to contribute with submissions, and those who volunteer their services have the opportunity to receive a recommendation for their resume.
If anyone is interested in becoming involved with GMBS, you can e-mail them at: email@example.com
In the e-mail, explain why mental health matters to you, what ideas you have to help further promote the organization, and also outline whether you are interested in working as a forum moderator. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
If you ever want to submit work to GMBS, you may submit poetry, writing (both fictional and memoir), music and images relating to mental health to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are able to post under a pseudonym if you wish, and all published work remains copyright of the original creators. Be sure to include the word ‘submission’ in the title of the e-mail.
Thank you for reading and I hope you consider submitting work and contributing to the organization.
I thought that instead of posting a poem here today, I would talk about an opportunity to submit work and contribute to an online organization.
For the past few weeks I have been working as a volunteer with online mental health awareness group Good Morning Bedtime Story, and would like to notify the general public about the organization.
Good Morning Bedtime Story (GMBS for short) uses the creative arts, including poetry, short story, memoir, images and music to advocate mental health. With this in mind, the website is always open to submissions.
People are also able to submit under a pseudonym, as GMBS understands that pieces on mental health are often written from personal experience and can be quite painful to discuss. To submit, send your work to:
Additional information on submitting can be found at this here link:
Moreover, the organization is currently looking for volunteers passionate about building an awareness about mental health. For more information and on how to apply, please follow the below link:
You are also welcome to follow GMBS on Facebook here:
And on Twitter: @GMBS1
Thank you for reading.