Call for Writings

Updated: Mar 27, 2021




“Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2019”

Share your thoughts on resiliency, recovery, hope, strength, or success in the face of adversity and life experiences. The theme this year is Living with Courage, celebrating and honoring the truth that it often takes courage to rise up to meet our daily personal challenges.

Your writing can be a poem, personal essay, or short story. Contributions are welcome from persons in mental health and addiction recovery as well as their family members, counselors, advocates, and mental health or addiction recovery professionals. Artworks to illustrate the writings will also be accepted.

Each writing may be up to 400 words in length. There is a limit of two writing entries per person. You must send a completed 2019 Writings Receipt with the writings you submit. You can find the receipt here. Submissions without this receipt cannot be accepted. Entries may be submitted by email or post mail. Entry by email is preferred. Deadline for entry is Friday, June 28th, 2019.

For Email Entry: Submit your entry attached as a Word document and the 2019 Writings Receipt to Abigail Sanderson at For Post Mail Entry: Print in ink or type your entry on white, 8 l/2 x 11-inch paper and mail with the 2019 Writings Receipt to: Writings, PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN 37202.

An independent panel of writers, artists, and mental health professionals will select entries to include in the booklet. Entries will not be returned. You will be notified in September about the status of your entry. Additionally, some writers may be asked to read their piece during the annual Service of Hope in October to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week.

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