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publishes high quality literary
commentary, dialogue, criticism, pop culture features,
interviews, author profiles, and print re-prints. The incredible community
of writers in Seattle has found that we publish unsolicited reviews and
commentary quickly, and (fairly) painlessly. We're still working on paying
for reviews, so for now these are "publication only." If you would like
to have your work featured on the hot ink, please read the below information,
and then Submit to Hot Ink.
"The Hot Ink" is hot ink.com's weekly front-page commentary on
books, writing, and all things literary. On this frontispiece, we
feature short reviews, interviews, and essays by and about
contemporary writers. You don't need to be a "known" writer to publish
on "The Hot Ink" -- as Jean-Luc Cocteau said, "All that is required to be
a writer is unsparing honesty."
WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?
We are looking for short, direct, knowledgable, pithy
pieces that are timely; a piece must concern a recent publication or a
recent trend in contemporary literature. Because we are situated in
the Pacific Northwest, we've been known to favor writing that connects
our audience with literary events on the West Coast, especially in the
greater Seattle area.
We do not publish fiction or poetry. Please do not submit this
material (unless it is a sidebar or addendum to an existing article of
commentary or criticism).
All "Hot Ink" essays, interviews, and commentaries are archived in
"the ink well," and, when appropriate, new essays and sections link to
We publish essays, commentaries, reviews
and interviews between 200 and 800 words in length. We do not consider
longer pieces at this time. These length constraints are due partly to the
exigencies of online reading. Keep in mind that it's not easy to
successfully convey a point
in a short article; it needs to be written clearly, directly, and crisply.
We do not accept essays or reviews which
are not timely. If you have seen or participated in a literary event or
read something recently published -- strike while the ink is hot.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit essays either through postal mail @ 4506 Fremont Ave. N.
/ Suite A / Seattle WA 98103 OR through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All responses to submitted pieces (including those sent by
postal mail) are through e-mail. WE DO NOT RETURN MANUSCRIPTS, but we
do respond to all submissions via e-mail or by phone (in the greater
Seattle area) within 2 weeks. If your essay was selected for publication,
it may appear on the same day you receive notification from hot ink.
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