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Deadline for 2022 Proverse Prizes Extended!

The submissions deadline for the 2022 Proverse Prize and Proverse Poetry Prize for writing previously unpublished in English (may be in translation) has been extended to July 10, 2022! Entry is open … Continue Reading Deadline for 2022 Proverse Prizes Extended!

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!

Writer Unblocked!

Writer Unblocked showcases original short stories and spoken word to unlock and unblock Hong Kong’s creative art and soul. Join familiar and debut voices from the Hong Kong Writers Circle as they attempt … Continue Reading Writer Unblocked!

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!

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


Mental Ideas uses the arts and the media to engage and explain mental health in inventive ways!  

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Chaos Gallery


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