Get Into Print

Yes, The World Really is Flat

Quite prophetically, Friedman wrote "The global competitive playing field is being leveled...It is now possible for more people than ever to collaborate and compete in real time with more other people on more different kinds of work from more different corners of the planet and on a more equal footing than at any previous time in the history of the world" (p. 8). Historically, publishing meant a slow and arduous process of selling a proposal to an editor or agent, finishing the manuscript, subjecting it to editorial review and then, a year later selling the book and accepting what, if any, advance was offered and then marketing the book yourself.

Family Psychological Press can flatten publication for professionals. We're interested in developing a small number of fiction or non-fiction projects designed to convey important information about successful family functioning and personal mental health.


In fiction we are interested in novels that are first and foremost interesting, entertaining, and exciting. Second, they must illustrate some family dynamic or conflict. The conflict should be resolved (though perhaps imperfectly) by sound psychological interventions. It is not necessary that the novels include a therapist as a character, but the idea of someone intervening in the life of the protagonist and helping him, her, or them change through the application of therapeutic principals is crucial


In non-fiction, we're looking for much the same thing: entertaining, even quirky, ways of engaging readers with important content about family and individual mental health. We like material that goes outside of singular disciplines (psychology, social work, etc.) to incorporate broad dimensions of human experience using literature, media, sociology, history, etc. to illustrate principals of mental health, wellbeing, and recovery from difficulty. Most importantly, whether fiction or non-fiction we want a story, well told.