MeanPepperVine is our lair, our cottage in the mountains where we safe-keep all the special things that ‘quicken our hearts.’

The Mean Journal publishes original fiction, tales of free-spirited voyagers, artworks, photo essays, and thoughts on the written word. We adore stories and love foraging for words, daydreaming about snippets from our favorite poems, setting off on voyages to coasts unknown, and geeking out on gorgeous illustrations and photographs.

Those that quicken the heart:

Black Tea. Masahisa Fukase. Snake Plants. Khawthlangtuipui. Habit Rouge. Varanasi. The Ganges. Sans Soleil. Vangchhia. Knize Ten. Waiting for Godot. Mountains. Malana Cream. Dayanita Singh. Sunday Mornings. Hampi. Indie Bookstores. Toba Tek Singh. Instant Light by Tarkovsky. Adil Jussawalla.

We welcome submissions and are open to collaborating with storytellers. For submission and collaboration related queries get in touch with us at meanpeppervine@gmail.com

Find The Mean Journal on Instagram @MeanPepperVine