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Novel Submissions

Inklings Publishing Submission Policy:

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Thank you for your interest in Inklings Publishing. At this time we are closed for submissions. We will open again for consideration of manuscripts in late 2020 or beginning of 2021. The information below will apply when we reopen for submissions. Please do not send work until the submissions period opens once more in late 2020 or early 2021. 

     Consider submitting to our short story calls for our Eclectic Writing Series and Perceptions Anthologies which open bi-annually. 


     Inklings Publishing accepts both unsolicited and agented manuscripts. Inklings is a small
press on the lookout for work in all genres of fiction for adults. Inklings Publishing is willing to consider young adult novels, middle grade novels, and other works for children in all genres.


     At this time, Inklings is not accepting picture book submissions unless the author is also the illustrator.  Manuscripts of nonfiction, poetry, and memoir will not be considered at this time.  

     We are most interested in: Historical Fiction; Science Fiction; Fantasy; Romance; Mysteries & Thrillers; Legal Thrillers, Horror, and all sub-genres of these.

How to Format Your Manuscript Prior to Submission:


Formatting your Email


The subject line should read -- Query: Manuscript Submission (Insert Your Genre)

Your Query


Your Query,  of email, should contain:


  •  your legal name; pen name (if applicable)

  • address 

  • email

  • phone number

  • approximate word count

  • Attach MS as a .docx or .doc document. 


A 500-word synopsis should be included as an attachment as well as the first two chapters of the completed manuscript with your submission.  


Should we be interested in the work, we will request the full Manuscript at a later date.

How to Format Your Manuscript Document Prior to Submission:

The document should be double-spaced with paragraphs indented using word styles (not tabbed). All manuscripts must use Arial 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,

  • page numbers in the right-hand corner.

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


Please allow 90 days for receiving a response before inquiring as to the status of your submission.

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.