It's Psychology meets Literature at The Parliament Literary Journal and for our Winter 2022 issue, we're going MANIC.

We want your ranting, rambling, fiendish-with-fervor streams of consciousness. (Because who has time for punctuation?)

We want your characters with shockingly grand ideas and even grander egos.

We want your stories, your poems, your photography, and your artwork to EXUDE energyenergyenergyenergyenergyenergyenergy.

We want everything TURNED ON and TURNED UP.

Get creative. Feel free to interpret this theme as your creative mind leads you.

For specifics about formatting and length requirements for submissions, please see our About section and the question that addresses our rules for this at We're going to be sticklers about it, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with our preferences.

It's ready.  Artist extraordinaire Angela McCarthy has put the finishing touches on her inked creation and we present it here for you now to GET INSPIRED.  Write us a story. Craft us a poem. 500 words or less. Artist's and Editor's Winners will be published in our Winter 2022 issue.
See the artwork in detail at

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