Submission Guidelines

We would love to review and consider publishing your short stories, creative non-fiction (creative narrative), poetry, and/or B&W photography. If you are interested in submitting to us, these are the submission guidelines:

Send submissions to

  • Maximum word count: 2,000 words.
  • In your e-mail, include your name as you would like it to appear in the publication, your major, and your year
  • Include your submissions as attachments (either .doc for written work or .jpg for photos)
  • No PDFs, please
  • Label files with last name and title of work (e.g. “last, first_title”)

(All guidelines subject to staff discretion)

Other Notes:

  • Please send high-quality files for photography submissions
  • There is no limit on how many submissions you may send us. If sending multiple submissions, you may attach them as separate files, or include them all in one document
  • The Inkslinger Editing Staff considers submissions as final products

*The selection process for Inkslinger is competitive. On average, 30% of students who submit their work are selected for each semester’s publication