Novel Submissions

What we are looking for

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

While submissions may be of any genre, at this moment we are not looking for the following, unless you feel your story is unique.

  • Dystopian or apocalyptic (Unless it’s a thriller)
  • Vampires and Zombies

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 .doc, or .docx file or copied into body of email
  • 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

When Querying please include the following as separate attachments:

  • Query letter
  • Synopsis
  • First 5 Chapters

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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