2021 Submission dates are as follows:
Open For Submission on
March 1st - March 31st (May Issue),
June 1st - June 30th (August Issue),
September 1st - 30th (November Issue).
Read the guidelines below and send us your best work!
Any submissions received outside of the above dates will not be read.
Inkwell Black is looking for poetry that utilizes strong, expressive language, imagery, and style. Send us poems with form and function, free verse, and the like. Please note we will not publish derogatory or degrading pieces.
Please send one document with up to three (3) poems, in either .doc or .docx format. Please use 12pt font, 1-inch margins, and number your pages. Include your name and title of work in the header.
All work must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs and other online publications.
Please include a current bio of no more than 100 words written in third person with your social media/website information.
We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us immediately if work you submitted has been accepted elsewhere.
Contributors will receive $15 as payment remitted via PayPal.
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Cover letters optional.
Please allow us 1 month to respond.