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Coming soon: digital copies of Issue Four & hard copies of Issue Three

Exciting news! Digital copies of doll hospital issue 4 **and** our pre-orders for issue 3 hard copies are both going live this Saturday! That’s March 18th at 10am UK time!! 🎉
Not sure which one you fancy? 📚 Well we’re throwing in digital copies of issue 4 with all issue 3 pre-orders so no choice needed! 😇 But don’t worry our regular pay as you wish option will be available too! 💖
You’ve got a little over two weeks to get your pre-orders in as we’ll closing up shop on them on Sunday the 2nd of April! Can’t wait for you to see them!

 

 

Now available: issue 3 & issue 2 hard copy pre-sale!

Hurrah! Finally here we are with not only an issue two hard copy pre-sale but also a digital version of issue three!

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 15.03.46Our issue two pre-order sale starts today and ends August 19th! After this sale, the orders will be placed and the physical copies mailed late August/early September. This pre-order is to raise funds for printing as we are currently unable to offer our usual pay as you wish option. However, we hope to our pay as you wish option again in the not-too-distant future. So stay posted if you cannot afford a pre-order but still wish to own a physical copy!

Also, as an extra thank you for pre-orders we will be sending you a free digital version of Issue Three as well as an 8 tracks mix of good vibe songs mailed to you inbox automatically!

Issue Three is also available as a stand alone digital copy as of right now!  Check out the sneak preview here. Our latest issue features a gorgeous cover by the wonderfully talented Haejin Park, tackles themes such as experiences with OCPD, the trauma of black girlhood, young men’s mental health in prison spaces, unlearning the shame of crystal meth use, representations of mental health in Bollywood cinema, pregnancy and mental health treatment, coping with a phobia of sleep, toxic parents, psychosis and delusions of grandeur, navigating the intersections of Islamphobia and black girlhood, the stigma of schizophrenia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer….and much more. We also have interviews with Dina Fiasconaro, Ambivalently Yours and Sara Lautman. Some of our editors and contributors chatted about what mental health experiences are seen as too stigmatised to talk about openly. And of course we have some amazing art to accompany this all! See a detailed list of contributors and more on our usual Issue page.

Issue Two pre-order of physical copies and Issue Three digital launch!

We’re so excited to share some wonderful news with you! As you may have guessed by the title Issue Two will be printed for the first time and Issue Three will launch digitally on August 5th!

DH-issue2-coverIssue Two will be available for pre-order from Friday August 5th to Friday August 19th! They will then go to our printers before being mailed in late August/early September (a process we will keep you updated on). This pre-order is to raise funds for printing as we are unable to offer our usual pay as you wish option, which we hope to offer again in the not-too-distant future. So stay posted if you cannot afford a pre-order but still wish to own a physical copy!

Pre-orders of Issue Two will go live on 9am (UK time) of Friday the 5th. (Here you can easily calculate 9AM GMT to wherever you live!) For more info on this issue you can visit this page where you can see a preview, read the contributors names, the themes that are tackled therein and see what our open conversation is about. The physical copy is 155 pages full colour of soothing illustrations, comic art, poetry, fiction, literary essays and real talk. Away from the hectic internet and ready for IRL physicality for you alone and anyone you wish to share it with!

Also, as an extra thank you for pre-orders we will be sending you a free digital version of Issue Three as well as an 8 tracks mix of good vibe songs mailed to you inbox automatically!

dh-coverIssue Three is a 162 paged colourful tome, featuring, among others, Krystal Monique Reddick, Anne Boyer, Wishcandy, Amaal Said, Haejin Park, SBTL CLNG, Ambivalently Yours, Angelica Jade Bastién, Valentine Gallardo, Sara Lautman, Akujixxv, Doodlemancy, Kailey Flyte, Hannah Eaton and Yuta Sakakibara.

View a preview, see what themes, contributors and open conversation of Issue Three on this detailed page!

We hope you’re excited as us! Let us know your thoughts!

Issue 2 is here!

Issue 2 is finally here!!! Well, digitally! We still need to practice some patience for the hard copies but they will come early 2016!

Get your digital copy of Doll Hospital Journal Issue Two here!

If I do say so myself, this issue is a sight to behold, and bold, too, in colours and words. This time there are contributions and interviews from awesome people such as Bassey Ikpi, Dior Vargas, Gemma Correll, Cindy L. Rodriguez, L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith, Allison Augustyn and Yumi Sakugawa. Read up on literally all contributors, themes (including triggering ones) and this issue’s open conversation here. It is 155 pages full colour of soothing illustrations, comic art, poetry, fiction, literary essays and real talk. We think it is beautiful, we think it is necessary, and we hope you do too.

Our suggested donation amount for the digital copy of the journal is £5.00, however there is also a pay as you wish option in the drop down menu if you’d like to pay more or less.

Don’t be shy to let us know what you think! We believe every input and voice is a step towards growth and a richer understanding of our communities and, of course, also zine making. You can make a comment here, email us, drop us a line via tumblr, tweet us, message on facebook, and even instagram, whatever whichever however we’re here for you, ok?

Also, if you have any trouble downloading the digital issues, just reply to the order email and we’ll resend a download link to you right away!

Issue Two Digital Launch! Tomorrow!!!

Omg! So digital copies of Issue Two launch tomorrow?! Are you excited!? We’re excited!!

Only digital copies are available for now, as we are just too happy about this issue to wait for the printing process to finish and we’d love to share our new issue now that the often difficult holidays are coming up.

But if you’d prefer a hard copy to really get a feel of the pages, and slip in your bag wherever you go without having to be connected to any device, we are currently in the process of printing and we’ll be launching our hard copies early 2016!

Our second issue features A+ amazing contributions and interviews from awesome people such as Bassey Ikpi, Dior Vargas, Gemma Correll, Cindy L. Rodriguez, L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith, Allison Augustyn and Yumi Sakugawa. It is 155 pages full colour of soothing illustrations, comic art, poetry, fiction, literary essays and real talk. We think it is beautiful, we think it is necessary, and we hope you do too!

To grab your copy head over to our Big Cartel from 9AM GMT time Friday the 4th of December! Confused about time zones? Us, too. Here you can easily calculate 9AM GMT to wherever you live!

Our suggested donation amount for the digital copy of the journal is £5.00. However, like Issue One copies will be available to purchase on a pay as you wish basis to ensure our journal is accessible to those who need it.

Plus, every order comes with a mixtape of our fave self care songs to soothe you on sad days!

We can’t wait for you to see it!! And, if you feel like it, let us know what you think!

XOXOXO

Hello!!

Two happy little Pokémon Chanseys smiling and holding their little arm stumps together while moving back and forth in excitement!

Hi hello!! Welcome!! We’re so glad you made it this far. Finally a proper website! More importantly, finally a place where you can easily find all relevant information on Doll Hospital Journal. We’ve been so excited, overjoyed and all that good stuff of the positive feedback we’ve received since the launch of Issue One in early 2015, but also of the support we’ve received during our initial call for submissions and our Kickstarter backing! When preparing for Issue Two it became clear we needed a space online where we could easily point to for people who want to submit, buy the journal or just generally learn more of our goals.

In this space you can read up on the journal (and how our story developed!), read some frequently asked questions, find out how and what to submit, how to contribute, and lots more. Of course we provide more info on where to buy the journal, but we’ve also created a little shop for some simple totes and t-shirts so you can proudly sport the lovely Doll Hospital handwritten logo!

If you notice our little navigation bar called ‘Issues’ you’ll notice Issue Two already has its own page with a lot of details on what’s in it. Yes, it’s true Issue Two is coming! We will start selling digital copies on Friday the 4th of December, yay!! We’ll post more on it this coming week so keep an eye out for that here, or on our social media. We’re pretty excited about it, are you?!

Anyway, let us know if there’s any info you’d like to see added to our website and just generally tell us what you think and get excited with us as we prepare for our next issue launch, yay!!