Submission Guidelines and FAQ .

Submissions for  Inkspire are now CLOSED.
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Submissions that do not pertain to the theme or guidelines and submissions that come after the deadline will not be entertained.  

You can send in your pieces as soon as they are ready.
Pieces are often selected on a first come-first serve basis because of the sheer number of submissions.
Your piece has a greater chance of getting selected if it does not come in too close to the last day of submissions. Pieces that come in after the deadline will not be reviewed at all. 

Can I send in stories written in regional languages?
We are only accepting pieces in English at the moment.

How can I submit?

Send across the first paragraph of your piece or the first verse of your poem via the Submission form here. If your writing grabs our eyes and hearts, we will get in touch with you for the complete piece.

Is there a word limit?
We are looking at minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 2000 words for fiction and non-fiction pieces.

This includes short stories, essays and book reviews.
Poetry will need to be a minimum of 500 words.

Do Book Reviews need to adhere to the Quarterly Theme?
No, but reviews of books that allude to the theme will be given special consideration.

When will I hear back from you?
We will let you know if your piece has been accepted within 10 days.

Will my piece be edited once accepted?
All accepted pieces will be put through a process of editing and review before publication, but the final say will always be the Author’s.

All the best and I look forward to reading your submissions.

Shweta Ganesh Kumar
Editor and Founder of Inkspire


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