DEAD INK is a digital-only publisher of literary fiction, review and criticism.

We will post open calls for submissions on this page. Please note that they will change regularly so please check for updates. If you want to keep up to date then you can join our Contributors Mailing List here.


Dead Ink Webzine Submission Call

Dead Ink is a digital-only publisher of short fiction, criticism and review as ebooks and online. We take risks on challenging, anti-literary literary work by emerging writers and use digital platforms to develop their work in new ways.

We are expanding the webzine element of our digital publishing focusing on short fiction by emerging writers.

We are now accepting short stories up to 5,000 words in length to be published on the Dead Ink site. Stories must fit in with the Dead Ink style by being challenging, innovative and original.

We are also accepting poetry submissions.

As Dead Ink is a voluntary organisation publication is unpaid.

Please submit with a bio and high res jpg portrait and any links to your websites and social media, and please allow a month’s reading time before sending any follow-ups.

You can find out more about us here and read our eBooks on our website and Twitter.

Email submissions to:


Dead Ink Ebooks

We are not currently accepting un-solicited manuscripts for publication as Ebook. This may change in the future so please continue to check this page.


Would you like your work critiqued by a DEAD INK editor? 

Dead Ink accepts unsolicited submissions of writing for manuscript appraisal. To find out more about how you can have your work assessed by Dead Ink editors at competitive rates, click here.


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DEAD INK is kindly supported by Arts Council England







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