Submissions


 

Upcoming Themes

‘Dark Humour in the face of adversity’           Submission Deadline – TBC

‘Science vs Superstition’                                  Submission Deadline – TBC

Please read through the following information carefully before submitting your work

Is there a word count limit? Submissions should be 5000 – 10000 words or equivalent page count 10+ pages for more artistic pieces. We do accept shorter submissions but we can not offer a free copy for submissions shorter than 5000 words.

What format should I send my submission in? A Word document or Google Doc. All submissions should be sent to submitinkylab@gmail.com. Please don’t send submissions in the body of your email, they must be sent as a separate attachment.

Should I include anything with my submission? You should include a short biography with your submission telling us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been writing? Have you been published before or won any writing competitions?

If my submission is successful will I be paid? Unfortunately at this stage we can’t afford to pay our writers for their work. Our aim is to publish and promote writers of all genres and we hope to grow the business to a point where we can pay for the work that we publish but for now we offer the opportunity to get your writing in print.

Will I get feedback on my submission? As writers ourselves we know how frustrating it can be to submit something that you’ve worked hard on and then not even get an acknowledgement that it was received. Regardless of whether your submission is published our editor will provide you with constructive feedback.

Will I still own the rights to my work? We ask for first serial rights on any work we publish. The work should not have appeared anywhere else, either in print or online, including the author’s website. If we publish a story, we will maintain a six month period of exclusivity and the right to keep the story in print as part of the anthology. Beyond these conditions, the story remains the intellectual property of the author.

Can I submit more than one piece at a time? We are happy for you to send us multiple submissions. If there are submissions for different anthologies please make it clear which theme each submission is for.

What happens if my submission is successful? If your submission is chosen, our Editor will contact you with any edits he has made to your work. Once you have agreed the edits (if there are any – we try to stay as true to the original as possible) we ask that you help us to promote the release of the anthology. We will keep you updated while we work on the covers and other elements of the book.