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Guidelines for Submitting Articles

Thank you for your interest in writing for the Psychotherapy Networker. We accept submissions of feature articles, personal essays, and all departments, including Case Studies and In Consultation, on all aspects of clinical work, supervision, research, and practice. Features are generally 3,000 to 4,000 words in length; departments are 1,000 to 1,500 words. We do not pay for submissions.

Questions to ask yourself prior to writing:

  • How does this particular way of thinking about a specific topic make it fresh?
  • Is the topic both intellectually engaging and personally revealing; both thoughtful and emotionally vivid?
  • Will it touch the reader emotionally?
  • What is distinctive about this piece?

Requirements of the writing process:

  • Use a clear, concise, engaging, and accessible style that is free of jargon.
  • If referring to research findings, explain their human significance.
  • Write the article in the voice and style you would use in having a lengthy conversation about the topic with a close colleague.
  • Please read a copy of the magazine to get a sense of the kind of writing we publish prior to writing your article.

To submit materials:

Send two copies of your article, doubled spaced, with your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number on the top of each copy to:

Submissions Editor
Psychotherapy Networker
5135 MacArthur Blvd., NW
Washington, DC 20016

Note: except in the case of submissions from other countries, we do not accept submissions via e-mail or fax. We also do not return manuscripts, so be sure to keep a copy. There's no need to include a return envelope with your submission.

Review Process:

  • Preliminary review may take as much as 10-12 weeks.
  • If the article is accepted, the editing process usually requires at least two revisions.
  • Unfortunately, because of the volume of materials we receive, we are not able to give detailed feedback on articles we are not able to use.
  • If you have any questions about submissions, contact info@psychnetworker.org.