Cracked Inkpots, based in central Virginia, is a quarterly journal of literature and photographic art. Our focus is on original stories of discovery. Stories that grab us by the hand and say, “Come with me, I want to show you something.”
We look forward to reading your words and gazing upon your photographs. Here are a few things to consider before submitting:
We read year-round, but for your work to be considered for an upcoming issue, please submit no later than the first of the second month of a quarter (February, May, August and November). We typically respond to submissions within a month or two. Please do not send work that has previously been published. Simultaneous submissions are fine; just notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Cracked Inkpots will have first publication rights of your submission. After publication, rights then revert to the author, but we request acknowledgment if a work is re-published elsewhere. Submission cost is $3.
Fiction and nonfiction: Send one story/essay at a time. Please keep your word count between 1000 and 2500.
Poetry: Send 3-5 poems as a single document, no more than 10 pages total.
Photography: Send 3-5 photographs formatted as jpg or png sized between 1000 and 2500 pixels.