How To Submit

Teens in grades 7-12 can submit written creations to with an attached word document, a Google Docs PDF, or copy and paste the text of your piece directly into the body of the email. For artworks we require digital pictures sent in a jpg. format. Please make sure you include your name and contact information (email address or phone number) somewhere in your message. If you find yourself struggling to email your content do not hesitate to write us an email or call the library teen space explaining your struggle- we will find a way to attain your submission!

Additional Guidelines

  • For short stories, please cap your submission to under 25000 words.
  • For poems we prefer a two page limit.
  • For writing in languages other than English, please provide an English translation.
  • We appreciate artwork that is titled, and if your piece does not have one, please label it ‘untitled.’


Artwork adds color and excitement to the website, and we enjoy featuring it on all pages, not just the one dedicated to art.  Visuals are a very important part of Inspired Ink, and we need more of them, so please take a photograph of your creations and send them to in a jpg. format.


Inspired Ink has no tolerance for plagiarism, and we will not publish something that has been plagiarized. If you wish to include a quote or excerpt from another work in your piece, please give credit to the original author of that section.


Inspired Ink reserves the right to publish our edited version of your work without prior approval.  We will try to make you aware of and work with you to apply edits of a noticeable nature, but things such as grammatical and spelling errors will be fixed without discussion. If you find we have made a mistake publishing your piece on the website, please do not hesitate to let us know because we want your writing to be seen in the best possible way.

Why Should You Submit to Inspired Ink?

Submitting means you have taken the initiative to put your work out into the world, that you are allowing an editor read and approve it for publication.  Sending your writing to magazines like Inspired Ink builds confidence in one’s craft and in oneself, proves that you take your writing and artwork seriously, and is also great practice for professional emailing.  If you do become published, and your name is in the byline, you are officially an author!  People will be able to read and appreciate what you created and appreciate you for providing them with great content to enjoy.   Not everybody has the talent and prerogative to create, so submit and see what happens- no matter what the outcome is you should be proud of yourself for doing so.

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

Sylvia Plath

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney

“There is no right way to make art.”

Lisa Golightly

Seize the opportunity for publication