Here at Inside The Bell Jar, we wanted to create a project for World Suicide Prevention Day that would reflect the reality of mental illness in its rawest form. Honesty and expression through art and fiction is something we’ve always aspired to achieve though our journal, and this project is no different. We invited duo photographer Debbie Deboo and model/activist Felicity McKee to join us for our first ever visual project, which we are calling ‘I Am Not Afraid to Scream’, a stunning collection of photography, painting, poetry and prose.
Dear readers and friends, This isn’t something I ever imagined having to write for Inside The Bell Jar, but I believe strongly in being as honest and as open about mental illness as possible. I’ve thought a lot about how […]
Inside The Bell Jar is a quarterly journal accepting poetry, short stories and flash fiction of absolutely any genre. The only real requirement we have is that your piece is related to mental illness in some way; through a character, the general theme, something about the setting – you decide. […]
Welcome to Issue One of Inside The Bell Jar. We are absolutely thrilled to present to you a talented group of six writers and poets, whose work cover a variety of topics, such as post-partum depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and bi-polar disorder.
Dr. Jack’s Coney Island was our first choice for the first issue, and instantly set in stone what we wanted for the journal. Surreal and dream-like, or perhaps nightmarish, Jennifer Porter’s narrative is dominated by its heavy atmosphere, brimming like a storm on the horizon, and somewhat reminiscent of Murakami’s After Dark. An intelligent and thoughtful depiction of desperation and the intrusive thoughts that go with Postpartum Depression.