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Home to the finest in contemporary 50-word fiction. Archived in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Blink-Ink is a quarterly print journal publishing the best in stories of approximately 50 words since 2009.


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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Opens to submissions on 01 June 2024* (approx. 3 days from now) 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 50 words; Up to 4 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork Artwork
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Other (May vary).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Blink-Ink Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 41 reports from 33 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 17.2 mean avg | 9.0 median | 127 max days (26.7 std dev)
Responses90.25 %
Acceptances9.76 % of submissions accepted (2.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 12.12 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections80.49 % (11.4 avg. days per rejection) | 54.6 % personal, 15.2 % form, 30.3 % unspecified
Non-Responses9.76 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded7.32 % (105.3 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals2.44 % (2.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending1 response is pending (169 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 30 days. (12.2 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 30 days.)
Most recent response reported was received on 29 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 14 Apr 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 09 May 2024
Last Audited: 09 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 07 Jul 2009

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