Friday, August 31, 2012

New Fiction Published at 10,000 Tons of Black Ink

For all writers dedicated to their craft, the true reward for their labor is the delight in the process of writing itself, but the ultimate goal for most literary artists is publication. We recognize the professional and motivational power that results from new and emerging writers having their work published, so we now provide a quality online literary outlet that allows us to publish more writers more regularly. 

See snippets below from the two new stories published today!

"But she had written Dear Dad. Did that count for anything or was it just what anyone would write at the beginning of a letter to a parent? Maybe it was the only salutation she could think of. She could hardly write Dear Anton, could she? But had she reflected on that Dear at all? His index finger traced the letters. It would mean a lot to him if she’d really meant Dear." --from “What I Wouldn’t Do For You” by Candida Pugh.


"Everything’s a blur. Factories pump their waste into the air and exhausts sputter out a ground fog. There have been days when I’ve been so desperate for a smoke I felt like wrapping my lips round one of those pipes and taking a deep hit of carbon monoxide. Walking into town is like a junkie getting a hit of methadone." --from “20 Gestures” by Stephen McGuiggan.

Read the full stories at