Don’t forget to submit your original unpublished short stories by Monday, September 15 for our winter issue of 10,000 Tons of Black Ink!
10,000 Tons of Black Ink features the quality work of fiction and creative non-fiction writers. Our goal is to represent the best of what is freshly pouring from the pens of today’s most talented, creative, and hardworking authors. The passion of emerging literary artists cannot be outdone, and we seek out those pieces that have the mark of love and toil, the stains of sweat and tears, and the touch of brilliance and innovation.
If you would like to contribute to the publication, please adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Manuscripts should be an unpublished work of literary or experimental fiction, or creative non-fiction. No genre fiction will be accepted. We do not publish poetry at this time.
2. Manuscripts should not exceed a word length of 5,000.
3. A brief statement that includes writing background should accompany each submission.
4. Complete manuscripts should be submitted electronically in a .doc format to 10KTOBI@literarywritersnetwork.org. Please include “Fiction submission” or “Nonfiction submission” in the subject line.
5. Submissions via mail are acceptable; however, manuscripts will not be returned. Please allow for a longer response time to hard copy submissions. Submissions can be sent to Literary Writers Network, 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, 2735 N. Clark St. #158, Chicago, IL 60614 with SASE for response.
6. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. The author must notify the editor immediately if the story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
7. Please submit no more than two manuscripts during the current reading period (May 15 – September 15)
Through 10,000 Tons of Black Ink, LWN strives to give voices to new and burgeoning literary artists who would normally not have the freedom to stretch their works to the limits of imagination and ingenuity. 10,000 Tons of Black Ink exists to encourage emerging writers to reveal the splendor of their uninhibited creativity, and to share the product of this expression with a diverse audience. Preference will be given to writers whose work has not appeared in a magazine with a circulation over 5,000.