[Photo "Orangutan with Attitude" by Bradley Mason Hamlin. Sacramento Zoo (2013). All rights reserved.]
Sacramento Arts Magazine
Sacramento Arts Magazine is currently accepting submissions of art in terms of your articles, comic strips, drawings, essays, interviews, photography, poetry, reviews, short stories … Nothing’s off the table if you’re an artist that wants to get published and begin (or continue) to build your professional portfolio.
What are we looking for? Given that Mystery Island Publications is currently headquartered in Sacramento, California, we’d like to give natives special consideration, (and no that doesn’t mean you have to be a tribal Indian, or even born here), but if you’ve ever lived in Sacramento, or just rolled through town on a stagecoach or train, we’d like to connect with you and see what you’ve got going on. However, it’s not like the New Yorker only publishes New Yorkers … Or do they?
Sacramento Arts Magazine is open to everybody. We have no political agenda as we feel that limits artistic expression. If you’re a starving artist, awesome, but this book probably won’t feed you. Yet, it’s something real for you in a world that is all too often virtual and digitized. If you’re rich, awesome. Buy multiple copies and give them away to the mad citizens of the valley and spread the gospel of how great an artist you are now that you’ve been published in a for-reals art magazine.
Of course all contributors will receive their own complimentary copies of the magazine for their files/archives/bragging rights.
S.A.M. is just getting started, but Mystery Island Publications has been in the game since the 1990s, so we almost know what we’re doing at this point.
This is it, your straightforward opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the latest idea (that just happens to come straight outta Sacramento) to let you know – you’re not alone out there.
So what are you waiting for? If you think you suck, get better. If you think you’re hot shit, be tough enough to receive a rejection slip and try again (and again) until you’re ready to jump into the river. Although, I wouldn’t recommend that, cuz, you know, leeches.
Email word docs, gif, jpg, PDF, rtf, or whateverthefuck to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacramento Arts Magazine edited by Brad Hamlin and Nicky Christine. Published by Mystery Island Publications (quarterly). First issue scheduled for: Summer 2018.
This page will be updated frequently, so check back often. Meanwhile, check out some Mystery Island sample links :)
THE SECRET SOCIETY COMIC COLLECTION
KID ROACH NO. 1
SECRET SOCIETY limited edition POSTCARDS!
THE SURF BUM (poetry) by BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN
CHERIE CURRIE interview by BRAD HAMLIN
ZERO PERCENT MAGAZINE
INTOXICATED DETECTIVE DIGEST No. 1
ERIC BURDON of the ANIMALS interview by BRAD HAMLIN