Partyline – a National Rural Health Alliance (NHRA) publication – has put the call out for stories and poems exploring the issue of mental health in rural, regional and remote Australia.
The magazine has 13,000-plus readers and a popular online site.
The subject is mental health issues in rural and remote areas, whether it is the challenges of being young in the outback, being isolated, how women or men face mental health issues, or even the challenges of being older in the bush.
Stories can be up to 600 words long and poems up to 200 words can be submitted (guidelines in full below).
The NHRA provides a united voice for people and health professionals living and working in rural communities and advocates for sustainable and affordable health services, says the organisation.
They see their leading role as listening to the people of rural, regional and remote Australia and taking their views to the government.
NHRA report that access to mental health services is an important topic as it is substantially more limited in rural areas than it is in our cities.
STORY AND POEM GUIDELINES
Submissions should be up to 600 words in story style without technical referencing. Articles should be original and not published elsewhere. Please include the author/s’ names; an optional author head and shoulders picture can also be included. If possible, please provide relevant images to accompany the story, including captions and photo credits where appropriate. Submissions should be sent in MS Word or rich text format and image files should be sent as attachments in high resolution jpg, png or tif format. Poems up to 200 words, related to the topic, are also accepted. Contributions are due by COB Thursday, November 10, 2022 to [email protected].