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Idle Ink

Literary Magazine




We want genre fiction that’s too weird to be published anywhere else, articles that poke fun at modern life, mesmerising artwork, challenging personal essays, book/film/TV show reviews full of unpopular opinions. If it’s strange and questionable, Idle Ink wants it.

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  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    29 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Any genre is acceptable. Surprise us!

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letters can be brief, but must include the following information: Your name (or pen name, if you use one). The title of your work Approximate word count

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Accepted file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf (please do not paste your work into the body of the email).

  • Author's rights

    Should your work be accepted, all rights are retained by you.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

29 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

42 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 63 days, 122 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

27 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Idle Ink was founded by J.L. Corbett in 2017, when she wanted to be involved in an upcoming creators’ fair but had nothing to sell. When she approached the organiser with claims of being an experienced zine-maker he believed her, and she was promptly given a table at the event. She convinced a few f...

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