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Issue 18: Surreal // So Real

Deadline: June 29, 2020
Release Date: July 27, 2020

We’re looking for work that delves into fantasy, storytelling and your interpretation of reality.

How do I submit?

Please carefully follow the instructions below. All submissions should be emailed to hello@almostrealthings.com for consideration.

SUBJECT LINE

Include your name and something that references what you’re sending. Keep it brief, this is no space for your life story.

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Say hello, introduce yourself. Include your name, city and why you’re submitting. Submissions with no context at all will leave us wondering if you’re truly human.

SHORT BIO

Please limit to 2-3 sentences. Though we love reading about you, we want to focus on the work you’re creating. We’ll tell you if we need more.

SHORT PARAGRAPH EXPLAINING YOUR WORK AND PROCESS

Please limit to 3-4 sentences. If your work is relevant to the theme, let us know how and why.

LINKS

Include your website and social media links.

ATTACHMENTS

Visual submissions should:

  • Include 4-6 high res images (minimum 1425px for width) of your work, exported at maximum quality.
  • Include the titles of your pieces and the medium/materials. Have photos attached to your email. Please do not include Dropbox links.
  • Note: any more than 6 images makes it difficult for our preoccupied brains to comprehend.

Written submissions like poetry or creative writing can be attached without photos.

Music submissions should include a press image and a URL to your music.

For all other contributions, send a brief attachment explaining your idea.

That’s it! If you can’t remember the instructions try reading them aloud to yourself in a mirror. Or copy, paste and fill out the sections in your email.

FORMATTING

The best way to format is by following the guide above. If you find yourself scrolling through dafont.com for the perfect typeface, stop right there. Use the default font in your email (unless it’s Comic Sans) and keep the type black. Save the excitement for your content, not the formatting.

Visit our Artist Spotlight for inspiration.

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What can I submit?

We accept all types of contributions and encourage you to submit ideas for upcoming articles, as well as photos of your own work for a feature. When we say “articles” we don’t only mean formally written interviews. Browse through any issue and you’ll see activities, fake ads, satirical illustrations and made-up fitness routines, to name a few.

If you have a great idea but don’t have the skills necessary to make it real, no problem. We have a large network of graphic designers, writers, illustrators and artists of all mediums to collaborate with.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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