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Perceptions Series

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     The Perceptions Series follows the same submission guidelines as Inklings Publishing's general submission criteria. The Perception Series is for children grades 2nd through 6th.  Its purpose is to provide parents and educators texts they can use to springboard conversations on tough topics.  As with all our children's books, this series contains questions and extension activities.


    Selected, authors will be paid as follows: $20 for each short story; $3 per poem; and $20 for each nonfiction essay. Short stories and nonfiction essays must not exceed 5,000 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.

Current Submission Status

Currently, Inklings submissions are closed.

Perceptions: Friendship Selection Process


     Submissions will be accepted from October 15, 2018, through December 14, 2018. From December 14, 2018, through January 11, 2018, Inklings' editors will review the submissions.

      If your submission is selected to enter phase 2, you will be contacted during that time period. If you have not been contacted after January 14, 2019, Phase 2 will be from January 14, 2018, through February 1st, 2018.

     During this phase, you will be assigned an editor and work with them to revise and re-submit your work. 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 author’s choice not to change their work, and final decisions on how the work is resubmitted remain the prerogative of the author.

     All revised submissions must be received by February 4th, 2018. From February 4th, 2018 through March 4th, 2018 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 March 4th, 2018, with contracts and further details of the publication process for this volume.