InfectiveINk.com is interested in great fiction. Unless specified, we are open to all genres and styles, except erotica.
We offer $10 per Short Story (submissions between 1500 and 5000 words), payable via PayPal. We do not currently pay for Flash Fiction (submissions under 1500 words), bragging rights however, are priceless, and we encourage you to exercise yours.
- As inspired by, the Gift of the Magi
Submissions for this prompt closed on March 28th 2016
To be published May 2016:
- Dear Diary
- Diary entries should factor heavily in your story, but if your piece is all diary entries, please be sure that those entries tell a coherent story
You should submit your story by April 27th 2016
To be published June 2016:
- The end of the world
- This could be someone in an extreme situation, an extreme narcissist in a not so extreme situation, the actual end of the world, a massive world event that changes everything.
- Get creative on this one, but if you start wondering if your story is still suitable for the prompt, it probably isn’t.
You should submit your story by May 28th 2016
To be published July 2016:
- Wedding disasters
- Humour please!
You should submit your story by June 27th 2016
To be published August 2016:
- Little mistakes, big trouble
- We all make mistakes, usually small, and usually inconsequential, but sometimes those little things lead to surprising and troublesome places
You should submit your story by July 28th 2016
To be published September 2016:
- Girls! Women! Ladies! Chicks!
- Your story must have at least two female characters
- You story must have no male characters, and not mention or refer to the mens in any way, (this means you must also avoid mentioning their lack of presence in the story)
- We’ve all read countless stories where women make no appearance, so it shouldn’t be difficult to let the boys sit one out
- Please, no stories about breast cancer or menstruation
You should submit your story by August 28th 2016
To be published October 2016:
- Twilight sucked, so fix it
- We’re looking for YA or new adult, horror or fantasy or sci-fi, with a bit of romance
- Your characters don’t have to be teens, but keep that YA template in mind
- Please avoid obvious fanfiction, unless you’re going for satire
- Have fun!
You should submit your story by September 27th 2016
To be published November 2016:
- An overheard conversation should factor into the story in a significant way
- Remember, there are a lot of different ways a person can accidentally (or intentionally) overhear or be overheard
You should submit your story by October 28th 2016
Micro-Flash Prompts, 1 sentence minimum, no maximum word length!
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- All perspectives are welcome unless the prompt specifies which one we’re looking for e.g. Second person perspective preferred.
- Unless specified, we are also open to all tenses, character gender, etc. You’re encouraged to explore.
- Unless specified all genres are welcome except erotica. A haunted house doesn’t have to be a horror story, in fact a haunted house could simply refer to a memory or a family that has endured a tragedy. Zombie tales can be hilarious, and the word ‘zombie’ could refer to any number of things. Mysteries can find their way into any situation. Be creative, push your boundaries, have fun, write great stories.
- We are pretty flexible with regard to story length, but please make an attempt toward reason.
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