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Launching The Apostrophe!

Mental Ideas is collaborating with the Hong Kong Writers Circle on the publication of its quarterly online literary magazine The Apostrophe. Every quarter, the five points of the bauhinia flower … Continue Reading Launching The Apostrophe!

Submit to WiPS anthology Imprint 22!

The Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society are open for submissions of short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry and artwork for their next anthology Imprint 22! The deadline is … Continue Reading Submit to WiPS anthology Imprint 22!

Submissions Open for Anthology 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 Anthology Imprint 21!

Storm Chasing @ HK International Lit Fest!

Mental Ideas had a blast at the 2021 Hong Kong International Literary Festival, which this year had a mental health theme. However, we left our mental health hats at home … Continue Reading Storm Chasing @ HK International Lit Fest!

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!


‘Mental Ideas utilises the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in uniquely expressive ways.’  

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My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye

Ever since I was a teenager, for periods of months at a time, I have led an exhausting double life: My Life Awake and My Life Asleep. One of my … Continue Reading My Life Asleep – Sadie Kaye


We accept original artwork, op-eds, short stories (fiction), poetry, music, humour, podcasts and films around the year. What Mental Ideas Loves – Provocative Theories based on self-research (always citing original … Continue Reading Submissions