Submissions will be accepted from January 1 to February 28, 2018.

From March 1- March 17, Inklings' editors will review the submissions.  If your submission is selected to enter phase 2, you will be contacted during that time period.

Phase 2 will be from March 17 to April 2.  During this phase, you will be assigned an editor and work with them to revise and re-submit your work.  All revised submissions must be received by April 2nd. Your assigned editor will send revision suggestions.  You will be able to dialogue with them concerning these so that the final submission is strengthened.  Inklings Publishing respects an authors choice not to change their work, and final decisions on how the work is resubmitted remain the prerogative of the author.

From April 2 - April 16, Inklings' editors will re-read the revised work and make the final selections.  Authors selected for inclusion in the volume will be contacted the week of April 16 with contracts and further details of the publication process for this volume.

Eclectically Magical

Submission Window

 January 1 thru February 28


Inklings Publishing is looking for short stories, poems, or nonfiction essays representing the concept of "Magical" in a unique and unusual way. While the topic would seem to be primarily a good fit for fantasy, Inklings is open to considering other genres that express the idea that shows originality.

If you are interested in submitting to Inklngs' Eclectic Writing Series anthologies, you are strongly urged to purchase and read previous volumes to gain insight into the type of selection most likely to be chosen for the current volume. During this time period, ebook copies of previous volumes are on sale for $0.99 on Amazon Kindle. Visit our library for book titles.

If selected, authors will be paid as follows: $25 for each short story; $3 per poem; and $25 for each nonfiction essay.

Short stories and nonfiction essays must not exceed 7,000 words and authors may submit up to 3 selections.  Poems may be of any length but authors are limited to submitting no more than 5 poems.


Send your submission via email to formatted as follows:

Subject line of email should read -- EM Submission (Author Last Name)

Your submission should:

      Attach submission as a .docx or .doc document only; no other formats accepted.

      The first page should have only: your legal name; pen name, if applicable; address; email; phone number; and approximate word count.

      The work should begin on the second page and be double-spaced with paragraphs indented using word styles (not tabbed). All manuscripts must use Ariel or Courier font, have page numbers and use 12 pt font for your text. The header should contain the title of the work, author's last name, and page number in right hand corner.

The File Name should be: EM Submission (Author Last Name)

Any work submitted that does not follow this criteria will be automatically rejected.  Thank you for your cooperation.