Inked is Closed to General Queries

General submissions will re-open January 2021. However, if Inked has liked your #pitch, you may disregard the deadline. Please do adhere to the following submission guidelines.

Inked in Gray’s mission is to bring to light stories that need to be heard. Our submission criteria is broad, though we are looking for stories that encompass at least one of the following in regards to theme, character, plot, etc. 


  • Moral ambiguity
  • Controversial or taboo 
  • Underrepresented or marginalized 
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Street culture

Submission Guidelines

Please read our submission guidelines before contacting us. Please allow about 4 to 6 weeks before following up on the status of your submission.

Submission Guidelines

  • Microsoft Word or pdf. Do not copy into email please (to accommodate visual accessibility needs)
  • No HTML formatting
  • No tabs; set first line indentation to 0.5
  • 1 inch margins on all sides
  • 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • Double spacing
  • Page numbers on all pages
  • If there is a trigger or content warning, please advise us

When Querying please include the following as separate attachments:

  • Query letter
    • Included in your query must be  a paragraph detailing how and why your story is in line with Inked’s mission and/or vision. Submissions lacking this prerequisite will not be considered.
  • Synopsis
  • First 3 chapters or 30 pages, whichever is more

Please include your name (or pseudonym) and the working title of your manuscript in the subject line of the email. 

  • Your name (if using a pseudonym)
  • Email address
  • Website if available
  • Author/Professional social media links if available
  • Word count
  • Genre
  • Links to some previously published works, including articles, short stories, etc. if available

Send  to:

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