We are open to Submissions.

It’s time for some more Tales!

The time has come for the Inklings crew to scour the world in search of submissions for the next anthology.

Pirates is the theme this time - but pirates in all their richness. Give us regular pirates, ghost pirates, space pirates - more! Anything that fits the general theme of pirates is fair game.

Payment is $50 per story, with payment made upon publication.

We would love to see submissions from members of under-represented groups - and stories that take us to bold new horizons. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Send your stories to theinklingspress@gmail.com - and feel free to ask us questions by email or on Twitter @InklingsPress. Our latest book, Tales of Magic & Destiny, is on Amazon at mybook.to/MagicDestiny if you want to get a feel for what we’re looking for.

The deadline is October 18, 2019, with a view to publication in the first half of 2020. The anthology will appear both as an ebook and a paperback. Paperback copies will also be made available to authors at cost price for those wishing extra to sell at conventions etc.


The anthology will appear both as an ebook and a paperback. Paperback copies will also be made available to authors at cost price for those wishing extra to sell at conventions etc.

We're not sticklers - but prefer submissions in something close to standard manuscript format. Don't worry if it's not exactly SHUNN, as long as it's clear. 

We invite stories around the 5000-word range, though are open to a little longer or shorter. That would be our sweet spot - but we wouldn't want a story padded out or hacked back to artificially meet the count. We do want a short story, though, not flash fiction or a novella.

For graphic content, probably best to think in terms of a PG-13 audience. We don't tend towards erotica and rarely have characters swearing like sailors though an occasional swear word may be appropriate. Yes, we know, pirates tend to run off their mouths with curses, but you can be creative about them. As ever, the best guide to the kind of stories we like remains the stories we've previously published.


We are seeking first publication rights and will retain exclusivity for a period of one year. No reprints. You retain all other rights.

Thank you for listening - and we look forward to your submissions! 

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and feel free to ask us questions by email or on Twitter @InklingsPress