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Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct. (December 2017)


inkscrawl is an online magazine devoted to minimalistic speculative poetry.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Poetry Believed Defunct

inkscrawl features short speculative poetry of ten lines or fewer. Our definition of "speculative" is amorphous: we’ll know it when we see it. Elements and tropes of fantasy, science fiction, myth, folklore, fairy tales, and magic realism are welcome. Short poetry includes haiku, tanka, triolet and cinquain, but we are interested in seeing all kinds of poems 10 lines and under, regardless of form.


Open to a broad Audience.

General GeneralSubgenre: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poem PoemUp to 10 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Cinquain, Experimental poetry, Haiku (or related), Lyric poetry, Short poetry. Excluding: Long poetry.


Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Minimalist, Surrealist.


Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (General, Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Fairy tales), Other (May vary).


Token payment (under US$5 per poem) Token payment (under US$5 per poem).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017
Date Added: 20 Jul 2011

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