Submission Guidelines

We are looking for submissions for the next print issue of Mental Realness Mag. We accept all forms of written submissions and the following visual submissions: photography, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. We ask that you stay within the confines of our chosen theme; however, an out-of-the-box approach is always welcome. Our ultimate goal is catharsis for both our contributors and our readers.

Theme: The Horror in Other (exploring the everyday horrors in blackness and/or queerness)

Deadline: November 12, 2022 11:59pm CST

  • We only accept unpublished work.

  • Please include a short bio (50 words or less) with your submission along with any relevant social media handles (no more than three in total).

  • Anonymity can be requested or an alias can be used.

  • Written submissions must be between 20-400 words.

  • Please include a title for any written submission.

  • Any visual submissions done with traditional mediums must be scanned (paintings, illustrations, etc.).

  • Please submit no more than two written submissions or five visual submissions at a time.

  • We pay $15 per accepted written submission and $10 per accepted visual submission. 

Email your submissions to 

*We ONLY accept submissions from black femme identifying persons*