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!

LyAnne Peacock

Graphic Artist, Layout Designer/

  


 My name is LyAnne Peacock and I am currently attending Auburn University of Montgomery. I am owner at LyAnne Peacock: Graphic Design, Photography, and Art At the moment, I am taking graphic design, but I am considering a dual major in Photography. I am excited to join the Surreal Mag Team

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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MISS SURREAL MAG CONTEST

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BECOME THE NEW FACE OF SURREAL MAGAZINE. WINNER WILL RECIEVE A PHOTO SHOOT FOR COVER AND FEATURE SPREAD ALONG WITH PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED.  

Rules:  All Entrants must be women who are eighteen (18) years or older on the date that the earliest of the Submitted Photographs were taken.  Must be Professional modeling images that you have permission to submit. 

Miss Surreal Mag 2018 Contest

Rules for Contest

 By entering this “Miss Surreal Mag 2018 Model Competition” (the “Competition”), individuals submitting entries (each an “Entrant” and collectively, the “Entrants”) accept and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”). Public voting will decide the winning entrant and a Grand Prize will be awarded in accordance with these Rules. Any violation of the Rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: You have not yet won.

1. SPONSOR

The Competition is sponsored by Surreal Mag, Ansbach Germany

2. Eligibility

All Entrants must be women who are eighteen (18) years or older on the date that the earliest of the Submitted Photographs (defined below) were taken.  Note: It is required to show proof of age if model looks under the age limit.  

3. How to Enter

To enter, visit  https://surrealbeautymag.com/ to submit your images with full credits. You must provide all information requested along with payment, including three (3) recent Beauty & Fashion Images for us to choose from. YOU MUST BE AN ESTABLISHED MODEL TO ENTER. Only the Entrant should appear in the Submitted Photographs. All photographs must be JPG files between 150KB and 20MB (maximum size allowed) and high-resolution suitable for printing at 200-300 DPI. All Submitted Photographs must have been taken on or after Entrant reached eighteen (18) years of age, AND within the past six (6) months. Submitted Photographs shall not have been altered by software or other means to enhance the photo and must be suitable for publication. Submitted Photographs must not infringe or violate any right of any third party or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy. Please check with the photographer to make sure that you have the rights to submit the photographs. Any Submitted Photographs exhibiting Entrant’s nipples or genitals will be rejected. The determination of whether any image exhibits Entrant’s nipples or genitals is in the sole discretion of Sponsor.Sponsor reserves the right to contact an Entrant to request resubmission of one or more of the Submitted Photographs and/or to request that the Entrant submit additional photos. While Entrants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the photographs, each Entrant must otherwise complete the entry forms herself. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Submitted Photographs (including but not lmited to entries submitted by modeling agencies) will be rejected. As set forth in greater detail below, submission of photographs and entry in the Competition constitutes consent to the use of the Submitted Photographs to Surreal Mag, Surreal branded digital apps and websites, and otherwise in connection with the Surreal brand, and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered for the full duration of the copyright in the applicable Submitted Photographs. By entering into the Competition, Entrant represents and warrants that she owns or controls all necessary rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant Sponsor the rights described herein.Submission of a qualifying entry grants Sponsor and its representatives and agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without consideration to Entrant. Submission of an entry further constitutes Entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title, and interest in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights reserved.4.  After entering the Competition, the Submitted Photographs may be placed on Instagram , where they may be viewed by visitors to the site.  There will be a total of 20 entrants for the 1st round to begin 3/28 and end 4/9. From there it will be narrowed to the top 10 votes and contest will end 4/20/18. Surreal Mag has a no refund policy. Sponsor will, in its sole discretion, select among the Entrants (herein “Selected Entrants”) based upon their evaluation of the Entrants’ attractiveness and photogenic qualities, as well as the quality of the Submitted Photographs. Selected Entrants may be required to provide additional information or proof of copyright ownership. Sponsor reserves the right to contact an Entrant for any reason relating to the Competition.Winning the Competition is not subject to random chance. Public voting will determine the winner of the Miss Surreal Mag 2018 Competition. In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel shall judge the tied entries based upon the overall quality of each tied entry5. Public Voting:  During each round of the Competition, individuals  with a valid "Real" Instagram account (each a “Voter” and collectively the “Voters”) may cast one or more votes for one or more Entrants. Qualifying votes will be the models with the most likes, not comments.  The Selected Entrants of each round of the Competition will be determined based upon the number of qualifying votes received. “Bot” activity or any kind of robotic or automated voting mechanism is not an acceptable form of voting. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants suspected in partaking in this type of activity, or any other voting activity Sponsor deems unfair in its sole discretion. Promotion Entities also reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry or voting process or the operation of the Competition. 6. Conduct: Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual: (a) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of these Rules; or (b) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike, disruptive, and/or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. CAUTION: ENTRANTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CAST PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES, ENTRANTS CAUGHT UTILIZING THEIR PERSONAL PAYMENT METHODS AND CASTING PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION7. Winner will receive various prizes to include a Cover Shoot for a March Issue as well as other goodies. Exact prizes will be announced soon.  

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 2018

 

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.

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Contact Us

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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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