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Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize 2022 Open for Submissions!

  The International Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation) is OPEN FOR ENTRY NOW!  Entry is open to … Continue Reading Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize 2022 Open for Submissions!

Submissions Open for Imprint 21!

Submissions are open until April 21, 2022 for women poets, writers and artists to submit their poems, illustrations and short stories (2000 words) to the Women in Publishing Society‘s annual … Continue Reading Submissions Open for Imprint 21!

Collateral Damage – Ania Epul

Ania Epul is an 18-year-old writer studying at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her short story, Collateral Damage, published for the first time by Mental Ideas, draws on her own internal … Continue Reading Collateral Damage – Ania Epul

Proverse Autumn Reception Nov 18 – and You’re Invited!

Mental Ideas is looking forward to attending Proverse Publishing‘s Autumn Reception at the Helena May Nov 18! We can’t wait to discover the winners and finalists of the 2021 Proverse Prize and … Continue Reading Proverse Autumn Reception Nov 18 – and You’re Invited!

A Poem A Day by Proverse!

The first in a month-long series of poetry readings by authors and poets published in the 2018 Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, Mingled Voices 3, has just been released on YouTube, with … Continue Reading A Poem A Day by Proverse!

Writer Unblocked!

Mental Ideas is collaborating with the Hong Kong Writers Circle on a series of podcasts! While many artists and writers have been feeling inspired by the lockdown and surreality of social distancing, … Continue Reading Writer Unblocked!

Opportunity: RTHK Poetry Competition

RTHK Radio 3 have launched their annual English Poetry Competition! Whether you’re an experienced poet or a debut dabbler, if you live in Hong Kong then you won’t want to … Continue Reading Opportunity: RTHK Poetry Competition

Lockdown Love Stories!

Mental Ideas wants to publish your Lockdown Love Stories! The stories could be factual or fictional in any genre – humor, horror, thriller, poetry, graphic novel, etc – but should not … Continue Reading Lockdown Love Stories!

Quadratura by Elementi Media

Quadratura is an experimental short film by Elementi Media about visiting your life’s memories and lessons before ending this life and starting another. Filled with riddles, metaphors, poetry, dance and … Continue Reading Quadratura by Elementi Media

The Awakening – Sam Brennan

A time comes in your life when you finally get it… When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the … Continue Reading The Awakening – Sam Brennan

Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is working with filmmaker and Mental Ideas ambassador Raffaello Degruttola on co-producing a feature-length film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story. As well as directing, Raff stars in the film … Continue Reading Transference: A Bipolar Love Story

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of short films depicting different mental health conditions through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The first short in the series, A … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Caffeine Buzz

Thanks to Hong Kong Buzz for publishing this interview about MENTAL IDEAS!  Caffeine Buzz with Sadie Kaye    


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