Wondermind is looking for writers

May 14, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Wondermind is looking for freelance writers with an interest in mental health to work with on a variety of projects (explainers, essays, features, & interviews). And if you have a pitch or additional questions, get in touch

Deadline: 18 May 2022


Wondermind is a mental fitness ecosystem started by Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey, and Daniella Pierson. It is an inclusive and easy place to explore, discuss and navigate one’s feelings and mental health struggles.


Currently, I’m looking for essays from LGBTQ+ writers to feature in June (of course, we’re always aiming to highlight diverse voices year-round, not just performatively during particular months), so if any of your writers would like to write about their sexuality, gender and how it relates to their mental health, please tell them to get in touch asap! I’d love to hear from them.

I also review all other pitches on an ongoing basis, so even if a pitch doesn’t relate to LGBTQ+ topics right now, I will still be reviewing them. It just might take me a little bit longer to get back to them if it’s a fit. And in some cases, we are able to publish anonymously or under a pseudonym considering the sensitive subject matter we publish.

Deadline: For LGBTQ+/Pride and other June pitches, I’d say submit by Wednesday, May 18, as we’re currently building out our June calendar. We try to work a few weeks in advance if that helps with people who may want to pitch down the line as well.


  • Write a short introduction about yourself
  • Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
  • Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile.


  • ~38 to 60 cents per word


For more information, visit their website.

Email all questions and submissions to Shannon Barbour, Editor at Wondermind, at:

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