Submissions

Submissions are currently closed until July 21st 2021.

The theme for the third issue is… SIREN.

We have a shiny new submissions form, which can be found here, and any queries can be directed here.

Please only send us one poem, no more than five pages long.

Submissions do not have to be specific to Ink Drinkers magazine – poetry published elsewhere is fine, so long as there are no restrictions on it being published in multiple places. We will credit the other places it has been published as requested.

We aim to publish four issues a year, in line with the following schedule. Please submit work within the theme of the issue, and within the guidelines for length. While we do appreciate that we set themes that are open to a wide range of interpretations, we do ask that you stick to it. Works that deviate from the length and quantity will automatically be rejected, as will submissions not sent via the form.

The themes work on a rotation: the editor chooses the themes for the solstice issues, and the themes for the equinox issue are decided from a poll of suggestions by readers. Theme suggestions can be submitted here!

We particularly welcome work that is lyrical or experimental. We want to be made to feel! (don’t we all?) Send us your work – visual, found, cut-up, black-out, or just straight up verse. We are looking forwards to reading it!

IssueSubmissions OpenSubmissions ClosePublication Date
Winter Solstice 21st October1st December21st December
Spring Equinox21st January1st March21st March
Summer Solstice21st April1st June21st June
Autumn Equinox21st July1st September21st September