Intellectual Ink is a digital and print magazine. We publish author, creative, and entrepreneur interviews, flash fiction, short stories, and poetry of multiple genres.

General Submissions: We accept submissions via email You may send us manuscripts for the following submission categories: Feature, Boss Up, Write News, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Poetries, and General Articles. Your manuscript must be in .doc, .docx form​at.

Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.


Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round.

Simultaneous Submissions: We do not accept simultaneous submissions. 


Word Count Guidelines:


EDITORIALS must be between 250 and 700 words.

SHORT STORY manuscripts must be between two and five pages long, no less than 500, and no more than 2,000 words.

POETRY submissions may contain up to five poems. The poems should be contained in a single file. Your submission should give a strong sense of your style and range. We accept submissions of all poetic forms and genres but do not accept translations.

Response Time: Our response time varies from two to six weeks, with the slowest times usually being August/September and December/January.


Submission Fees: We do not charge for the interviews and spotlights. 


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