Sapere Aude Magazine
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
We are an online and biannual print magazine based in Berlin, Germany.
Our goal is to raise awareness around the topics of mental health but also to use psychoanalysis as the main tool or lens to present or explain different issues. We are passionate about writing on art, philosophy, literature, film and politics, but in a deeper, rawer way - using psychoanalysis.
We strongly believe psychoanalysis should not only be accessible through therapy, but it should be free, at least through projects like ours. People should be able to find a space where they can find answers to complicated questions and be able to self-reflect, to educate themselves and also feel included.
We are passionate about opening and liberating the discussion around uncomfortable subjects, human struggles and pain in general. We are dedicated to becoming a space where talking about pain and suffering, about the struggles of human existence, will be explored in a liberating, non-judgmental, raw, and honest way.
The main principle of psychoanalysis is to ease an individual's pain by helping him/her understand or accept it. We want to adopt that principle and try to do the same but in another way, meaning for as many people as possible and for free.
We are looking for texts from professionals in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, medicine, sociology, politics, etc. Our priority is to create very reliable content by professionals that anyone can access for free. But also, we are of course open to submissions from writers and anyone who would be willing to submit and has something to say about these topics.
One of the most important sections for us is "memoirs and real stories" section, where are publishing beautifully written real stories by people who are struggling with mental illness, love, or any kind of pain. We want to create a very honest space filled with raw stories that people could relate to.
We want to encourage thinking in the broad sense, within and outside the frames of ideology.
We are open to general submissions for the online version of the magazine all year.
We also publish print versions twice a year, which is always themed. If you want to be considered for the print version, make sure to read the guidelines, the theme and to submit to the right section.
Of course, it would be a huge plus if you would write the text (in any of our categories) in the context of psychoanalysis or connect certain parts of the text to psychoanalysis, or at least explain different events and phenomenons with psychoanalysis. But this is not obligatory.
We ask for a small fee for submissions, which will help us maintain the expenses, but it is not obligatory - you can choose to help us if you want to and can, but if not, no problem- simply submit to:
(if you're submitting the text to our email address, please make sure to read the guidelines below and only submit within our categories. Please include the category in the subject line of an email. For example, if you are submitting fiction, write "fiction submission" in the subject line)
Please note that for now, unfortunately, we can not pay for texts.