Poetry Takeover Submissions Extended!

Submissions deadline has been EXTENDED to March 25, 2019, 11:59PM EST. 

National Poetry Month is Coming! 

In honor of Poetry Month this year, Ink Smith Publishing will be accepting poetry submissions to feature on our blog! All genres are being accepted, no restrictions on length, and there is no need to be a previously published author. If you would like to participate in our takeover please follow the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Poems should be formatted in .doc, .rxt, or .pdf format.
  2. Submissions should be emailed to: APRIL POETRY SUBMISSION should be utilized in the subject line of the email.
  3. Please include a short bio (no more than 200 words) about yourself and where to find your poetry. You may include social media handles as well, we’d love to be able to link to you when we post!
  4. You may also include a head shot, but it is not required. Please make sure if you do include a head shot it is in .jpeg or .png format, and is a business professional photo.
  5. While there are no restrictions on length, topic, or content, we do ask that the poetry be tasteful and tactful. Ink Smith reserves the right to reject any poetry that is unnecessarily vulgar or offensive.
  6. Ink Smith plans to post as many poems as possible, but do not promise that your submission will be posted on the site.
  7. There is no fee associated with this takeover and poets are encouraged to submit multiple works.


Book Submissions to Close July 1st 2014

We wanted to let you know that we will be closing submissions on July 1st 2014 until January 1st 2015.

Our imprint Native Ink Press will still be open to submissions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Any submission sent after July 1st 2014 will not be reviewed until January 1st 2014.


Submission Contest Coming Soon

We want to have a competition. Let’s make that delicate process of finding a publisher a little more fun.

We are still working out details, but the few readers we have here on wordpress can get a head start of thinking about what they are going to say!

So here is what we have so far:

In a submission addressed to Ashley and the subject of the email titled as Submission Contest/Last name/ Book Name,  please include a catchy cover letter. Have fun telling us about yourself, and how you came to be a writer. Then in place of our normal request for a synopsis, we are asking for one sentence describing your book. Hook us. Seduce us. After the one sentence, we are asking for a synopsis of your book in 300 words or less… and yes we will be counting each of those words. 

The contest will be held sometime in Spring. The winner will receive a contract to join and be published by Ink Smith Publishing. 


Spread the word! If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this post!