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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.

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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 deep in yet another marathon of The Office.
  • 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 us 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, we’ll reserve space for you online.

Do I keep the rights to my work?

You maintain all rights to your work and we act as a means of promotion and will do everything in our power to feature you in print (we’ll send you a copy), on our website, and on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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

The print magazine is carefully curated on theme. This only comes out four times a year so the deadlines are strict and set three months before publication. 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.