Call for Submissions

In the months leading up to our annual Mad Pride Week in July, Mad Pride Toronto will be focused on reaching out to the greater community of human rights activism movements, organizing events, and working together with volunteers and others. During this time of collaboration and outreach, Mad Times Magazine will also be reaching out for submissions in the form of short articles, poetry, visual art, and opinion pieces on the themes of community and solidarity. Whether you want to comment on the mental health community, or share a poem about the support of family and friendship during hard times, we welcome your submissions for the next issue of Mad Times Magazine.


Articles and opinion pieces should be limited to 3-4 pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, artwork and poetry submissions should contain maximum 3 pieces. As Mad Pride’s publication, we want to provide a medium for the voices of the community to share different thoughts and opinions and create a public forum. Please note that all submissions will be peer-edited and reviewed.


Submitting work for consideration is easy. Please email your written submissions as .docx, .doc, or PDF formats. Email us samples of your artwork as high res JPG files. Video and audio submissions are also welcome, they will be included on the Mad Times webpage. Please email all submissions to

Please include a short bio (Do you identify as Mad, consumer survivor, psych survivor or otherwise been in the psychiatric system?), and a description of the work.

Please include the following with your submission:

  • Your Name (and company name if you have one)
  • Contact information (Phone, Cell, Email)
  • Website (if you have one)

Our deadline is May 15th, 2017. From all of us at Mad Times, we look forward to receiving and viewing your submissions!


***Please note: The Mad Times operates under an anti-oppression framework, according to Access Alliance’s ethics and values. All submissions are reviewed by a team of peers and editors. Mad Pride Toronto is a registered Canadian charity and a project of Soundtimes. The beliefs and opinions of Mad Pride do not reflect those of Soundtimes. Views and opinions published in Mad Times do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board or Mad Pride–except the Vision and Mission Statement. The Mission Statement and Vision were written collaboratively by Mad Pride Toronto volunteers***