Inkspill Magazine issue 8 is live! This issue features articles on how to give your writing depth and resonance, and how to make the most of your writing retreat, as well as the usual array of great short stories and poetry.
It’s been a while coming, but after reading through hundreds of submissions (with the aid of the Inkspill team), doing a few editing tweaks here and there, sourcing and developing cover art, designing and laying up the issue, and finally uploading the content before shouting about it on social media… we have another great issue featuring the best emerging literary talent.
Our submission doors are still open for the next issue. If you haven’t heard back from us yet, your submission is being considered for issue 9.
You can currently read this issue (and all our back issues) free online. If you have an iPad and would like to organize your Inkspill collection by downloading the issues to the Newsstand, you can do so through our Inkspill Magazine iPad App.
Plus, we have just launched our new newsletter, Linkspill, which sends you details of UK creative and literary events every month, so you can get more involved with your local creative community. The sign-up form is on the Inkspill Magazine home page.
If you have any comments about the magazine, please do get in touch – I would love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, I can’t believe it, but it has been almost a year since I mentioned my plans to start a new magazine for writers. The project somehow got put on the back burner. But I’m picking up on it again and have started to flesh out my business plan.
Contemporary Writer will focus on the craft and business of writing, targeting a readership of intelligent writers of all caliber who take their writing seriously.
It will provide in-depth industry analysis, industry interviews, creative writing theory and discussion, intelligent how-to articles, reviews, UK event listings, and call for submissions listings. Every issue will publish three creative pieces, winning a monetary prize. It will have a UK-centric focus, but available internationally.
It will be a quarterly publication, A5 and full colour, available at an extremely low cost. It would also be available on the iPad Newsstand. Initially, I’m thinking £10 for a UK subscription, including P&P.
I need to know if this magazine would interest people. I would be hoping for at least 1000 print subscribers. Would you be willing to buy such a magazine? What format (print/digital) would you prefer? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.
Inkspill Magazine issue 7 has just launched. This issue, we focused on genre writing. Between the pages, we have a ghost story that isn’t what it seems, poetic fantasy, thought-provoking science fiction, brilliant comedy, and more.
Our feature articles include tips on building character, and an exploration of the boom in crime fiction featuring input from best-selling crime author Leigh Russell.
Also, I’m very happy to announce that version 1.2 of the app is now available, featuring retina support for the new iPad and enhanced Facebook sharing.(It may take a few days for the issue to appear in the app, but you can download the app for free and be notified when the issue is available.)
Visit the website to get your hands on the new issue – available to read free online or just 69p an issue for iPad.
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