$250 for Personal Essays About Mental Health Recovery

OC87 Recovery Diaries started out as a documentary, OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie.

As a follow-up to the documentary, they publish mental health recovery stories “to inspire and connect you with others who might learn from your experience.”

They pay $250 for these stories.

According to their submission guidelines:

If we are interested in working with you to develop your piece into a OC87 Recovery Diaries essay, you will hear from us in 4 – 6 weeks with information on next steps. The staff of OC87 Recovery Diaries recognizes that substance abuse and/or addiction often co-occur with mental illness, and we welcome essays from writers struggling with mental health and substance co-occurring disorders.  However, we regret that we are unable to consider essays or content focusing solely on substance abuse or addiction at this time, nor will we consider essays about recovery from physical ailments or conditions.

They only respond to proposals they plan to accept, however, they will respond within 6 weeks.

To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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