We are currently not accepting submissions because of the overwhelming number of pieces that have come in.
Please check back in a few weeks.
From January 2022, Inkspire will be open for submissions from January 15th to May 15th and August 15th to December 15th.
Submissions that come in outside of the reading and publishing period will not be reviewed.
We will take 8 weeks to review and respond to your submission.
You can read the pieces from previous seasons here.
Submissions OPEN for the next publishing season on January 15th, 2022.
The last day for submissions during this season is May 15th, 2022.
Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines and submissions that come after the season has ended will not be entertained.
Your piece has a greater chance of getting selected if it does not come in too close to the last day of submissions.
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.
Submission Guidelines and FAQ
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 here. If your writing grabs our eyes and hearts, we will get in touch with you for the complete piece. Please send an excerpt across only if you have the complete piece ready for further review. We will not be able to give you additional time to finish your piece once we reach out for it based on your excerpt.
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 and essays. Non-fiction in particular needs to be very strong to be considered for publication.
Poetry needs to have a minimum of 500 words. Poems that do not adhere to the word limit will not be reviewed.
When will I hear back from you?
We take around 8 weeks to respond to each submission but you may hear from us a lot earlier than that as well.How do I get a featured piece published?
Featured pieces are the stories and non-fiction pieces written by writers who have participated in the Writers Workshop. After 6 weeks of intensive training and one on one editing, the final piece crafted by these writers earn their Featured Spot on Inkspire.
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