fresh.ink was founded in 2019 by a writer, a publisher, and a software engineer with a shared desire to connect writers with readers and readers with good stories. We believe there’s an untapped market of readers for high-quality literature, people who crave thought-provoking, well-written work but don’t know where to find it.

With these readers in mind, we’ve designed fresh.ink to be a gateway into a whole universe of great literary writing. We feature a story every weekday, written by emerging and award-winning writers and selected from literary magazines all over the world. By giving these stories new life, we hope to help readers rediscover good literature and drive them to magazines we love.

We're currently accepting submissions for fiction reprints of any length at $0.01–$0.02 per word for non-exclusive rights. Our guidelines are listed below, but if you have any questions, drop us an email at hello@fresh.ink.

What We're Looking For

We're looking for fiction work of any genre up to 3,500 words. In order to qualify, work must have been published by a reputable literary magazine or publisher. We're not currently accepting unpublished, self-published, or vanity press work.

Genres

Any fiction genre is welcome except erotica, fan-fiction or overly graphic/explicit work.

Right to Reprint

We’re looking for non-exclusive reprint rights. You must ensure your work is no longer bound by contractual obligations to the original publisher. Check your original contract to ensure any exclusivity periods have expired. We give credit to all original publishers, so please include dates and links in the description field.

Fees

There is no submission fee.

Payment

We pay $0.01–$0.02 per word for accepted submissions, with a minimum of $20.

Deadline

Our submissions are open and ongoing as our digital library is updated weekly.

Simultaneous Submissions

Because we’re only accepting reprints, and we’re not purchasing exclusive rights, simultaneous submissions are allowed.

Multiple Submissions

You may submit up to 3 stories, provided all submissions have been published by reputable magazines or publishers. Please submit each story separately, and wait until you've heard back from us on all three before you submit again.

Complete Works Only

All work must be a complete, independent story. Flash fiction is acceptable. Previews, series and excerpts are not allowed.

Submission Format

Please remove all author identifying information from the submitted document, we’ll collect these via Submittable fields. Ensure there is no personally identifiable information within the document. We accept Word documents, PDFs, Apple Pages, rich text and plain text files.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.