Tales from Bipolar Country: New Anthology!
Do you have personal experience with bipolar disorder? Are you willing to share your story?
I am thrilled to announce that my next project will be an anthology, Tales from Bipolar Country: a collection of true stories by people affected by bipolar (patients, family caregivers, family members & friends) and health professionals. The goals are to bring bipolar out of the shadows, to reveal what living with the disorder truly involves, and to share hope for recovery.
Now that I have shared my own story in Mad Like Me, readers who have come face-to-face with the ugly bipolar beast themselves and who feel inspired after reading Mad Like Me have started sharing their stories with me. There are so many voices to be heard on this difficult topic, and my goal in creating this anthology will be to hold up a microphone to those voices; to magnify them in the hope that it will allow us to build a more empathetic and less stigmatizing world for us all.
I’ll be looking for true, personal short stories from:
- people with bipolar disorder
- partners and spouses
- other family members: children, parents, siblings, etc.
- friends and colleagues
- family caregivers
- health professionals, counsellors, therapists, etc., and
- anyone else who has been touched by bipolar disorder in any way
The submission deadline is 30 April 2020.
Attached below are the Writers’ Guidelines. For any questions, please email me.
Other Future Projects
I have lots of other ideas for follow-up Mad Like Me projects including publishing a children’s storybook and making an audiobook adaptation. As well as these upcoming projects:
1. Author’s Summary of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country
This ~60-page summary of the 288-page Mad Like Me book will be available as paperback and ebook versions to give potential readers of the book a “taste” of both the content and writing style used in the full book.
2. Bipolar Country Survival Guide: Self-Care Tips for Stability
This ~20-page booklet will contain all the tips shared in Appendix 3 of Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country. Perfect for readers who are less interested in the memoir, and more concerned with self-care for themselves or their loved ones. Will be available in print and ebook formats.
Keep in touch!
If you’d like to be considered to be a contributor or a test reader for any of these new ideas, or a test listener for a section of the audiobook version, please sign up for my regular updates and I’ll let you know when there is something in the works. I’d love to get your input on future projects!
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