About Us

Our Story

 Surreal Mag is a promotional magazine based out of Ansbach Germany . We are predominantly centered on Beauty and Fashion.Founded by Kathy Richards in September 2013, our goal is to promote not only well known Photography and Models but ones just starting out. Surreal was created to bring such talented individuals together in one forum where they can collaborate and initiate some of their best creative works. Along with a quickly growing and talented team (see the link below). Surreal Mag has steadily risen to be a strong promoter of Photography , Fashion and Modeling.
We showcase Avant Garde Fashion and Beauty Editorials as well as Outstanding Artists of all types.

Our unique vision melds the romance of the written word with fashion forward visual overload and a little bit of magic.
We accept submissions from emerging photographers and their creative teams, artists, musicians/bands, bloggers/creative writers, filmmakers, and fashion designers/ brands.
Instagram: surrealmag2017 

Our Platform

 Surreal Mag accepts submissions through KAVYAR, a revolutionary social network for creatives of all types. Everyone from models to behind the scenes team members, such as designers and stylists. KAVYAR has a platform which allows magazine editors to promote their publications, announce when they're accepting submissions, and to collect submissions while being able to stay in touch with contributors about submission problems, as well as the acceptance and rejection of content. 

What you Get

Unlike a lot of magazines out there, we publish up to 5 Issues per month. This is due to the overwhelming responses we get when we post for an Issue. We are International in over 20 Countries. With each Issue, you will have the choice of a hard copy, print on demand issue or a digital issue.  You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Kavyar.

Meet the Team

Kathy Richards

Ceo. Founder, Editor in Chief


I am a Proud Army Wife and Mother to 2 amazing grown daughters. Publishing wasn't in my plans at first but after having modeled for a few years starting back in 2011 at the age of 40, I decided to quit that part of the Industry an publish those who wanted to be published and get their names out there instead. I have loved each and every minute of it. 

​Four years later​

 and 400 magazine Issues published, I am still going strong. I have proven that a woman CAN be successful and accomplish whatever she wants.  At almost 45 years of age, I can honestly say it's been a fun ride!

Natasha Hayes

Graphic Artist, Layout Designer/Social Media Strategist

 "My name is Natasha and I am an artist! I love working with all kinds of mediums, whether it's my computer, a pencil or a camera. I've been involved with the graphic design and photography business for about three years and love what I do. I hope to help my customers express their individuality through my artwork, creating every picture to their specification. My specialty is digital art, using photographs and paintings to create a unique finished product. However I have a broad spectrum of interests such as: corporate identity design, motion graphics, illustration, and even video production. "

Submission Requirements

 We accept Fashion (HIgh Fashion, Avant Garde, Editorial), Beauty & Dark Fashion editorials. We do not publish any nudity. In order to be considered, all fashion editorials require a minimum of 4 diverse photos, with no repeats. When submitting for consideration, always submit your editorials in low resolution. Please do not include the images in-line. Include the email of who is submitting within the document, and the photographers name and the title of the work. If you are submitting the editorial and you are not the photographer, please confirm and present to us clear, written permission from the photographer that owns the copyright to the images.  This is the release to send to us upon acception.

 PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS: When submitting, you must provide high-res photos (300dpi, at least 3300 pixels on longest side for portraits and 5100 pixels on longest side for landscapes) via Kavyar. Images must be at least 8.5"x11" inches (portraits) and 17"(w)x11"inches(h) (Landscape).  Credit for everyone involved. Credits are to be written in the space provided on the release form and online with Kavyar .No logos or watermarks are allowed on the photos. (everyone involved will be credited). Files must be jpeg. 

REJECTION REASONS:*Your work is either unsuitable or does not fit with the flow of the issue.*There is little or no space left for placement.*Your work was sent to us PAST the required deadline, automatically forfeiting your work or, you did not follow our submission instructions*The quality of work is not high enough, including the resolution of the photos.*Wardrobe is repeated throughout the editorial.*You have not supplied enough images to create a full story.*Although your rejection could be due to any of these reasons, we are not responsible for outlining the specific reason.  

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Written Submissions

Like our style? We are always  looking for talented writers to join our team on a monthly or infrequent basis.when it comes to written submissions - we're open to whatever you as a writer wants to do. this could include anything from trend articles, style pages, opinion pieces, book reviews, travel journals and much more. if you have any particular images that you would like to be paired with your article, please provide us with either links (the larger the size, the better) or as an email attachment. you must provide us with the source link to each image if sourced from the internet. images are not compulsory but preferable. minimum word count - 200 words, maximum word count 3000, but this may vary depending on content.when published with us your name will be credited in the article within the magazine with link to your professional website if given to us. if we're both happy with the arrangement, we would be happy to discuss a monthly feature.

Events

Received Emails via Kavyar

Once your submission has been submitted via Kavyar, we will respond to accept or decline.

Announce coming events

These will always be posted via Facebook Page, Kavyar and Instagram

Testimonials

 Love this magazine!
"Original themes and photos!
not like the "ordinary" fashion magazines, all the same.
and the editor is such a kind person!"

~  Beatrice Capone


"I have been published and love this magazine and themes. "

~ Unissha Mcneil

Changes for 2017

 

You are going to see changes in Surreal Mag. After 4 years, we have gone another direction. We are going to lean towards more Beauty/Fashion and not always ‘Open Submissions’. We have added Natasha Hayes as  Graphic Artist, Layout Designer . Along with her help we are going to revamp each Issue. I hope that you welcome her. We will also be doing a lot more via Instagram. We will still do up to 5 Issues per month, but from Cover to Layout it will all be new designs.


Thanks for everything, 

Kathy Richards/Editor-in-Chief

FAQ's

1. Do I get a free copy of the magazine?

No. At this time we are print on demand via Magcloud. We do not give out free Issues.

2. When will I receive my tearsheets?

This process takes up to two weeks as others are getting done before the issue you were in

3. Can I advertise in your Magazine?

Yes. Advertising Opportunities (For Inside Issue)  Designers, Brands, Companies, etc 1 full page $125. If you want your brand on back cover that is also $200

4. How can I secure a cover?  You can secure a cover (exclusive) by emailing the Editor-in-Chief. Secure 1 of 4 covers + cover stories for the 4 August Issues. Your editioral will be used for marketing the issue as well as posted on Social Media (Facebook & Instagram). Seen in over 50 countries, your image can be the face of the Issue.Image quality and strength of concept will determine final decision. Please email the editor at surrealbeautymagazine@gmail.com MUST BE EXCLUSIVE and contain at least 10 images, wardrobe can vary. You will receive a free issue of the magazine.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

We love our customers, so feel free to contact us during normal business hours.

Surreal Beauty Magazine

Ansbach, Bayern, Germany

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm  Central European Time

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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