HOT INK JULY 1997 INFORMATION
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hot ink publishes high quality literary commentary, dialogue, criticism, pop culture features, interviews, author profiles, and print re-prints. The incredible community of writers in Seattle has found that we publish unsolicited reviews and commentary quickly, and (fairly) painlessly. We're still working on paying for reviews, so for now these are "publication only." If you would like to have your work featured on the hot ink, please read the below information, and then Submit to Hot Ink.

WRITER'S GUIDELINES

"The Hot Ink" is hot ink.com's weekly front-page commentary on books, writing, and all things literary. On this frontispiece, we feature short reviews, interviews, and essays by and about contemporary writers. You don't need to be a "known" writer to publish on "The Hot Ink" -- as Jean-Luc Cocteau said, "All that is required to be a writer is unsparing honesty."

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?

We are looking for short, direct, knowledgable, pithy pieces that are timely; a piece must concern a recent publication or a recent trend in contemporary literature. Because we are situated in the Pacific Northwest, we've been known to favor writing that connects our audience with literary events on the West Coast, especially in the greater Seattle area.

We do not publish fiction or poetry. Please do not submit this material (unless it is a sidebar or addendum to an existing article of commentary or criticism).

All "Hot Ink" essays, interviews, and commentaries are archived in "the ink well," and, when appropriate, new essays and sections link to archived pieces.

LENGTH CONSTRAINTS

We publish essays, commentaries, reviews and interviews between 200 and 800 words in length. We do not consider longer pieces at this time. These length constraints are due partly to the exigencies of online reading. Keep in mind that it's not easy to successfully convey a point in a short article; it needs to be written clearly, directly, and crisply.

TIMELINESS

We do not accept essays or reviews which are not timely. If you have seen or participated in a literary event or read something recently published -- strike while the ink is hot.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit essays either through postal mail @ 4506 Fremont Ave. N. / Suite A / Seattle WA 98103 OR through e-mail hotink@serv.net All responses to submitted pieces (including those sent by postal mail) are through e-mail. WE DO NOT RETURN MANUSCRIPTS, but we do respond to all submissions via e-mail or by phone (in the greater Seattle area) within 2 weeks. If your essay was selected for publication, it may appear on the same day you receive notification from hot ink.



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