Contributors must be 18 years of age or older to submit work to any part or section of the magazine.
Absolutely no artwork, photography, or illustrations of any sort will be accepted.
Fiction and Poetry:
We accept all genres of fiction and poetry that fit with our basic theme; extremely dark and violent fiction. Within that basic theme, we favor pieces with humorous, sexual, or erotic elements. Basically, we are looking for stories that make the reader cringe and turns them on at the same time, makes them laugh while a voice in the back of their head tells them they are going to Hell for finding such things funny, or just plain freaks them out and disquiets their minds. Evil, is what we seek, in all its gory, humorous, and carnal glory.
Stories and poetry which contain adult content, harsh language, and graphic violence will all be considered for publication, so long as they contain nothing that will get us, the publishers, arrested or sued.
Stories should be between 500 and 5,000 words. Poems should be at least five lines in length.
No fancy fonts or formatting. We prefer font size and type to be 12pt Times New Roman, but are not anal about formatting so long as it's not crazy.
ALL submissions must come
via email attachment in either a .rtf or .doc file. Absolutely no
PDFs or submissions sent in the text of an email will be accepted.
Contributors of fiction and poetry are asked to include with their submissions a short bio. This bio should be no more than 200 words in length.
Multiple submissions are welcome.
Previously published works
are welcome. However, it is the obligation of the author to make sure
their work is no longer covered under any sort of contract with
another publisher that would prevent them from being able to submit
it. All contributors are required to sign a contract with us, via
email, which will give us exclusive rights to the work for three
months, from the date of publication. During those three months the
work in question should not re-published, posted online,
or otherwise made available to readers or the general public.
Simultaneously submitting to Infernal Ink and other magazines is seriously discouraged. Once a contract with us is signed, you will not be released from your commitment to have your work included in our publication due to it being accepted elsewhere. Asking to be released from your contract for this reason or refusing our offer to publish your work, if such an offer is made, because your work was accepted somewhere else while we also had it for consideration will result in being permanently blacklisted from Infernal Ink Magazine.
All submissions to the magazine should be in English. Small bits of text in a foreign language is acceptable, but no more than a word, phrase, or brief passage.
All submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the “Bumps in the Night” column we accept reader contributions in the form of true stories of the paranormal and magic. A person need not be a great writer in order to contribute to this section of the magazine, just have a profound personal story to tell regarding an unexplained or magical event.
Contributors wishing to
submit non-fiction articles on any other subjects should query the
editor, via email, prior to submission; email@example.com
Contract and Rights:
All writings submitted must be the original works belonging to the person(s) who submit them.
All contributors will be asked to sign, via email, a contract giving Infernal Ink Magazine the exclusive rights for three months to the submitted works. This contract may be signed in a pen name, but failure to sign this contract will result in exclusion from the magazine until such time as a signed contract is presented to the publishers.
At the end of the contract period all rights revert back to the writer, with the understanding that back issue of Infernal Ink Magazine will continue to be offered for sale to readers.
There is no monetary payment for contributors at this time, but all contributors will receive via email a PDF copy of the issue they appear in.
Our Sister Magazine
Infernal Ink contributing columnist and friend, Andrea Dean van Scoyoc, owns and edits Twisted Dreams Magazine, a gothic and dark fiction magazine that has been on the market for several years.
Twisted Dreams accepts poetry and fiction of a milder nature than Infernal Ink and has a lower word count requirement and limit.
So, if you have written something that is not quite graphic or extreme enough for Infernal Ink, please, consider submitting your work to our sister magazine, Twisted Dreams: www.twisteddreamsmagazine.blogspot.com