SUBMITTING TO THE ZINE

Reality Hands has open submissions of text or visual art. The zine is a pretty informal thing. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please, no capitalists or bigots or jerks.

PAYMENT

Our pay rate for new work is $30 (U.S.) per piece, regardless of length or complexity.

TEXT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We’re looking for original writing. The emotional payoffs we like are melancholy and haunting and weird.

Text parameters:

  • Made of letters, line breaks/carriage returns, and punctuation

  • Left aligned and not justified

  • No weird formatting

  • No images embedded in the text

VISUAL ART GUIDELINES

We’re looking for original artwork that hasn’t been published. The general tone of the magazine is melancholy and haunting and weird. Artwork that is sequential or narrative is welcome but not required.

Artwork parameters:

  • 4.5 x 7.5  inches (portrait)

  • 300 dpi

  • greyscale

  • Png

Accepted submissions will be displayed online at realityhands.com and in print in our yearly anthology.

WHAT TO SEND

In your email include the following,

  • Your submission in the file types below

  • A brief bio of roughly 50 words

  • Links to your social media

  • A short hello (We like it when people demonstrate that they’ve read the zine)

FILE TYPES

.doc
.docx
plain-text

RIGHTS

By publishing with us, you’re giving us the right to be the first publisher, and to publish and sell the work in indefinitely any media, form, or channel that we choose. This includes but is not limited to the following: the website’s zine, podcasts, anthologies, or anything else. After we first put the work out, the author can use their work as they like.

By submitting, the author attests that they own the rights to the work, that they claim all responsibility for legal action taken if the work turns out to be plagiarized.

OKAY

If you feel like submitting or something, send your work in to the address below: