FAQ & Submission Guidelines
IS THIS A PRINT OR DIGITAL MAGAZINE? We are a digital magazine with a full-color print companion dedicated to providing a platform for creative writers and artists nationwide. (We pay contributors in digital copies. See below.) WINK: Writers n the Know magazine is a one-person (on a fixed income), out-of-pocket, labor of love with a staff of dedicated volunteers. WINK is passionate about providing a platform for writers (especially those not yet established who are building their credits), who share our passion for the written word. Any donations to further this cause will be deeply appreciated. See "Donate" button on our home page.
SPECIAL NOTE: We get a lot of great material and not all of the "good stuff" gets in the magazine. We have to let some pretty great material go. However, recently we've begun publishing on our blog here at the website too. The nice thing about that for you, is it is easily sharable on social media.
HOW DO YOU PAY ME FOR MY WORK? You will receive 1 free, shareable, PDF copy of the issue in which your work appears. You will be provided with that link via email once the issue in which your work appears is published.
HOW CAN I SUBSCRIBE OR BUY COPIES? We use Print on Demand technology (POD), we do not take formal subscriptions or fulfill requests from in-house. If you are interested in a high-quality, full color printed copies of any issue/s, you will be able to purchase them individually (see BUY tab above to buy). We also offer a free digital version. All prices, policies, and fees are subject to change without notice. You can also use the following link: .
DO YOU ACCEPT UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS? Yes, we are now accepting submissions for upcoming issues. We are interested in original artwork, cartoons, photography, essays, short stories, poetry, and articles. We especially want articles on writing and the writing life (500 to 1200 words), but also like other subjects. Space is limited. Short stories/flash fiction (up to 1200 words) can be on virtually any subject. We like unusual stories with a twist at the end, and we LOVE super short, quirky flash fiction. (We take longer pieces only on occasion, when we have space.) Surprise us! We prefer free verse and form poetry (up to about 32 lines), but not sing-song rhymed poems dedicated to deceased loved ones or pets. Note: we aren’t a platform for political or religious opinions. Artwork or photography is best sent as a high jpg.
WHAT RIGHTS DOES WINK USE? We reserve One-time, North American, Serial, Electronic, and Archival rights. Rights revert to authors, and copyright always remains with authors.
HOW SHOULD I SEND MY SUBMISSIONS? Email submissions with Word attachments are preferred and all should be sent to Nadia Giordana at . You MUST include your full name and postal mailing address. Please DO NOT send a submission in the body of the email, use an attachment in Word. Accepted material will receive a response within two weeks to 60 days. If you have not heard from us about a submission in over 90 days, you may safely assume we have not chosen your material. Writers submitting via email accept and understand that we copy and paste from your document, and though we may catch and correct an occasional obvious mistake during the course of compiling our magazine, original errors are your responsibility. We reserve the right to perform minor edits for clarity on scheduled material when deemed appropriate. Submission indicates permission to publish in our print magazine as well as on our blog and social media pages. We reserve the right to remove from our lineup or move to a later issue, any previously accepted material for any reason. Editor's decisions are final.
MAY I WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR? Yes. Letters to the editor become the property of the magazine and are assumed intended for publication in whole or in part (unless otherwise requested) and may be used for such purposes.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.
WE DO ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MATERIAL However we require the name of the publication in which it first appeared. We want to give proper credit.
COMMENTS: We accept no responsibility for plagiarism on the part of a contributor. Copyright reverts to individual authors upon publication. We require one-time paper and electronic rights (which means your work may appear in our print magazine and/or in our blog). Please note: that by submitting to us, you will be added to our Cloud 9 Publishing newsletter email list. Don’t worry, we won’t abuse the privilege, and you have the option to unsubscribe. All prices, policies, and fees are subject to change without notice.
REGARDING AUTHOR BIOS: We love it when authors send us their bios, it helps us know who you are. Often we include all or part of an author's bio in the magazine (usually after a short story or article at the editor's discretion) but we do not promise that your bio will be used.
TYPO AND ERROR POLICY: We follow the generally accepted industry standard as referenced in the New York Public Library’s Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage. We cannot reproduce material in its entirety. We will print an errata/erratum notice in a subsequent issue or on the website.
NOTE: The above guidelines may seem a bit long and involved, but trust us. Every potential issue has happened to us in the past.
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