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The Institutionalized Review

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The Institutionalized Review latest issue

We are seeking human stories centering institutionalization and/or psychiatric hospitalization. We prioritize the voices of those who have been hospitalized, institutionalized, incarcerated in the troubled teen industry, and more.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    1 to 3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


20 pages max


20 pages max


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 10


Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    On the first page of your submission, please include: ​- Your name (or pseudonym) - Your email address - A short, third-person biography (Example: John Doe is a writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has previously been published in [publication name]/this is his first time being published.)

  • Eligibility

    We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork from writers who have experienced institutionalization/psychiatric hospitalization, inpatient rehab or eating disorder treatment, the troubled-teen industry, the foster care system, incarceration, or other modes of institution. You do not have to provide "proof" of your experiences, yet we ask that if you do not fall into these categories you please refrain from submitting.

  • Formatting

    Please use a 12-point, readable font. You are welcome to send doc., docx., or PDF files. Please title the document with your last name/pseudonym, genre, and the title of your piece, such as: DOE_FICTION_TITLE. If you can't send a document/PDF file, you can also send your work in the body of your submission email. Please choose a submission method that is accessible to you.

  • Author's rights

    All rights revert to author upon publication.

  • Additional info

    Great concept Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Accept previously published: "if original publication date is more than 3 years prior" Helpful: reposting other opportunities on their Twitter:)

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Total submissions tracked

112 days

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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 112 days

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We are seeking human stories centering institutionalization and/or psychiatric hospitalization. As a publication, we seek to prioritize the voices of those who have been hospitalized in psychiatric wards, inpatient drug rehabs, and eating disorder facilities; who have survived the troubled teen indu...

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    Editor Piper Gourley avatar

    Piper Gourley


    Editor Noé Nelli avatar

    Noé Nelli

    Art Editor

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    Truth Thomas

    Prose Editor

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    Ximena Delgado

    Prose Editor

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    Andrea Day

    Poetry Editor