Fig:ment seeks work broadly and creatively related to our themes of mental health, mental illness, neuro-diversity, and the mind in the body. We are always interested in creative explorations in style and form, and accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic/comics fiction and non-fiction.
Each submission should be 3,000 words maximum. Please include no more than 3 poems in a single poetry submission, and no more than 5 pages in a single comics submission.*
Ensure your prose submission is double-spaced. All submissions must include page numbers, and have the author’s surname and email address on each page.
Written submissions can only be accepted as word.doc or word.docx with font of 12 pt, and graphic/comics submissions should be TIFF (preferred) or JPEG with DPI resolution of 300 minimum.
Include your mailing address and phone number in the cover email.
Include an author’s bio of no more than 100 words in the cover email. This can give a short description of your association with mental health issues if you like, but that's optional.
If you feel comfortable doing so, please also include a headshot of yourself or other image that you feel represents you and/or your work.
All submissions must be your own original work. However, if you have rights to the work, they can be previously published.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere and you wish to withdraw your submission to us.
It can take us several months to respond; please do not inquire about your submission until after 3 months have passed – we do endeavour to get back to everyone within this time.
We accept submissions year-round. If you have already submitted and we have not yet responded, please do not send further submissions until you’ve heard from us.
Fig:ment Magazine acquires the right to reprint in both hard copy and online formats, as well as in anthologies in both formats. After publication, all other rights revert to the author and the work may be reprinted.
We are not able to provide monetary compensation for accepted submissions at this time. We are a small group of volunteers with no funding as of yet, but we are working towards being able to pay our talented contributors in the future.
* While we publish internationally, we use Canadian spelling. We may therefore request certain spellings to be changed during the editorial process.