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We are an independent publishing company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Established in 2019 our aim is to publish new and upcoming writers, work closely with them to promote their work and help them reach the widest audience possible.

We don’t want to restrict ourselves to one specific genre or exclude anyone from submitting their work to us. We love the weird and wonderful, the experimental and avant-garde.

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brown bridge over body of water during daytime

As writers ourselves we have submitted prose and poetry to a wide array of established publishers (with varying degrees of success), and know how difficult and frustrating it is to get your work in print. To which end we got together and founded InkyLab, with an eye to publishing writers of all genres regardless of experience. If, like us, you’ve received one after another of the accustomed template rejection letter, with its We like your style, but… it’s too avant-garde; we don’t know what genre to put it in; how to market it; its target demographic… this may be the place for you. We want to create a place where anyone can get their work published.

We are committed to working with our writers and supporting them in any way we can. We don’t care if you’ve only been writing for a week and you don’t think you’ve got what it takes. Send us your work and we’ll help you make your voice heard. You can send submissions to submitinkylab@gmail.com, please read through our submission guidelines first.

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Our Work

Below you can download some examples of the work we have published so far.

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Our latest release

An Anthology of Writing inspired by Seaton Delaval Hall and its Surroundings.

'Whether it’s the Delavals’ love of theatre, their ownership of coal mines, or the lives of those who served them, this anthology presents a many-voiced exploration of place and history that brings to light and celebrates lesser known stories and figures bound within the timeless narrative of Seaton Delaval Hall.’

John Challis, Poet and Writer-in-Residence at Seaton Delaval Hall.

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The Lovers on Asphodel Way

By Stephen Wade

It’s the summer of 1972 and the outside world is in ferment. There’s a street battle in Derry and the Duke of Windsor has died. It’s destined to be a summer of strikes and fights, and there’s the first ever Gay Pride march. The world is in ferment.

But in West Yorkshire there are homes to be built, and love is in the air.

Will the last houses be completed by the end of August? Will the wars of the sexes never cease? Will England ever know true peace? Will there be peace in the world? And will Paddy's horse win big?


Stephen is a writer and historian. When he is not writing true crime he loves to write the kind of fiction that the market might discover, rather than write for a market that exists. So his work is quirky, and meant to raise a smile. The Lovers on Asphodel Way comes from his work as a labourer on a building site back in the 1970s when he was a student.

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