A.R.T. is a product of collaboration.

Our purpose is to collect and distribute great ideas that might not otherwise be seen. It’s a cost-free way to express your creativity, giving you the opportunity to receive input and reach a wider audience.

BONUS! Subscribe to Almost Real Things! Become a member of our ART Club to connect with us and our community of creators, access exclusive events/opportunities and receive each new print issue in the mail.

Please select how you want to contribute:

Almost Real Things Issue 22


When can I expect to hear back?

You can expect a response within a week, however if it takes two don’t take it personally.

Why haven’t I heard back?
  • You’re a robot.
  • You’re a human but you seem like a robot.
  • We forgot to set an away message and we’re currently “on vacation” and not procrastinating at all
  • You didn’t follow instructions. (Most popular!)

If none of these are true, two weeks have passed and you’re steps away from cursing ART on Congress Bridge while simultaneously throwing our magazines into the lake—stop, take a deep breath, and shoot a follow up email to hello@almostrealthings.com.

Can I submit more than once?

Of course! Print space is limited so if you’re already in a magazine, try submitting to our Artists to Watch/Hear formats.

Do I keep the rights to my work?

You maintain all rights to your work and we act as a means of promotion. If we feature you, your work may appear in print, on our website, and/or our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What’s the difference between a print and web feature?

The print magazine is carefully curated on theme and has a strict deadline. Web features, like our Top 10 Artists to Watch, rotate more frequently so this is perfect if you’re also promoting an event or new work.

What’s expected of me?

Almost Real Things is a collaborative project, so to get the most eyes on your work we need your help to spread the word.

We expect all contributors to: follow us, tag us in social posts and share your published feature. We also love it when members help us distribute print issues and attend/volunteer at our events.

If you want the full Almost Real Things experience: check out our ART Club community. We’re focused on supporting and connecting with each other, plus you’ll get each magazine delivered to you!