Flat Ink is open to submissions for its first issue! Seeking op-eds on the art of writing, your own personal narratives, or anything else you'd like to say about writing culture and process.
What We're Looking For
Any and all commentary on the craft of writing, whether that means a comparison between two authors you love, your own experiences with inspiration, thoughts on the structure of plot, or any form of personal experiences with the culture around writing- such as the teen industrial writing complex, and how it's affected you.
More than just writing, any thoughts on your own life as a writer- personal essays, experiences with identity, hopes and dreams: all welcome. We are, after all, generous hosts.
We welcome thoughts on all forms, beyond what is considered canon- rap lyrics, comics, zines, songs, and musicals are welcome here.
Submissions for Issue One
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, THANK YOU
Please submit op-eds on the art of writing, your own personal narratives, your own essay for our Understories series, or anything else you'd like to say about writing culture and process. Thank you very much for your interest in our publication. Submissions may be sent to us at email@example.com
Please address your submission: Submission, Lastname, Firstname
Within the body of your email feel free to provide a quick cover letter and/or a bio, though not required
Before you submit, make sure your work is properly formatted. Work must be double spaced, with 12 times new roman font, 11 arial, or 11 cambria, or any standard font near that size. Multiple submissions should be in individual files entitled Lastname_Firstname_SubmissionType.
For PROSE AND POETRY: Issue One: Alternate Endings. Show us your gentle discoveries, your secret hauntings, your old comforts. We want your hidden smiles, your familiar routes, the words that come most naturally to you.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Previously published works are acceptable, but not preferable.
- Craft essays must be 1-7 pages, and up to 5 essays are allowed at a time.
- Fiction work must be 1-6 pages, and up to 2 works are allowed at a time.
- Poetry must be within 1-4 pages, and up to 4 poems are allowed at a time.
- Op-eds must be within 1-7 pages, and up to 5 are allowed at a time.
- Other CNF must be within 2-12 pages, and up to 4 are allowed at a time.
If preferable, submissions may be sent through google form for convenience
We still have an open call for staff! Looking for interviewers, staff writers (craft essays, reviews, literary criticism), and a prose editor!
Submission Follow-up or Inquiry
Our Executive Board
Dilara Sümbül, Founder and Editor In Chief
Dilara Hacer Alimata Sümbül is a writer from San Francisco. She is an editor at Dear Asian Youth, and a reviewer at the Farside Review. She also serves as deputy director of media and director of communications for the Empowerment Collective. She loves all forms of experimental, magical realist, and horror fiction, and more of her work can be found at dilarasumbulwriting.com
Crystal Peng, Managing Editor and Staff Writer
Crystal Peng lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work appears in Poetry Pause, Sine Theta Magazine, Blue Marble Review, and elsewhere. When not writing, she spends her time propagating succulents, listening to the Goldberg Variations, or in a wikipedia rabbithole about oysters.
Dhwanee Goyal, Executive Editor, Prose and Poetry
Dhwanee Goyal (she/her) is a sixteen-year-old student from Maharashtra, India. An editor-in-chief of Indigo Literary Journal, her work appears or is forthcoming in Claw & Blossom, Whale Road Review, Heavy Feather Review, and more. Her Twitter handle is @pparallell, and her micro-chapbook, ‘Kasauli Daydreams,’ is out from Ghost City Press. The first prize winner of the Poetry For Our Times competition, she is an Adroit 2021 mentee, and an alumna of Iowa Young Writers’ Studio.