Subjects involving diversity in media with topics such as film theory, art theory, gender equality/feminism, sociological/psychological perspectives on art trends, the impact of art on social change, etc. Topics centered around the horror, science fiction, fantasy, and/or magic realism genres are encouraged.
1,500 and 10,000 words
Short Fiction 1,500 and 10,000 words
Poetry Under 1,000 words
Accepted genres include horror, dark fantasy, dark science fiction, dark fairy tales, magic realism, surrealism avant garde, experimental.
Mantid takes particular interest in work with diverse characters. Stories with gratuitously violent or sexual content will not be considered.
The strange and avant garde will be given special priority over more commercial work.
Some art movements that we appreciate include: German expressionism, symbolism, surrealism, cubism, bauhaus, and conceptual art.
Works with thematic elements drawn from horror, fantasy, science fiction, and/or magic
realism are preferred. Works that emphasize the beauty and power of diversity are highly
There is no submission fee. Payment will be in contributor copies. Submissions should be in
.doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Names should be included on any manuscripts/images.