Introducing Microcosm's new open submissions series:

Self Care Healthcare

How do people stay healthy in an unhealthy world? That's the question this series of small, practical, accessible books and zines will answer, with a focus on taking care of your physical, mental, and sexual health.

Are you a nurse, herbalist, physician's assistant, naturopath, surgeon, acupuncturist, family doctor, physical therapist, midwife, reproductive health clinic worker, dental hygienist, psychiatrist, medical anthropologist, epidemiologist, breath work teacher, therapist, traditional healer, or another sort of health or mental health expert or practitioner?

What would you tell your patients if you could see them for longer than 15 minutes at a time?

What do you wish more people knew about what symptoms to watch out for, when to ask for help, or what kind of care to seek or avoid?

What knowledge and skills can you pass on that would make the biggest difference in someone's life?

This is your chance to share your expertise!

We are seeking authors for short, instructive books and zines that fill a gap in public knowledge and augment the resources provided by the current healthcare system. Books should be focused on building practical skills and understanding the science behind why they work. We prefer perspectives that include the full complexity of people's lives, and we love to learn to get around the system. We're reclaiming these ideas from the reference shelf and making them easily and cheaply available in stores.

See our titles in this series so far to get a sense of what we're looking for.

Manuscripts should be 10,000 to 30,000 words for a book; zines can be shorter. You can come to us with a completed or partial manuscript or just an idea. We prefer submissions for this series by credentialed professionals, but we'll consider proposals from folks with lots of hands-on life experience in their topic.

To submit, use the submissions process on our FAQ page and mention that you're submitting to the Self Care Healthcare series.