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Literary Journal


Inkpot is a literary journal publishing work by members of the League of Utah Writers. Submissions are open during the first month of each quarter. Selected pieces will be published online throughout the following quarter.

Submissions open April 1–April 30, 2024
Theme: A Little Dream

  • Inkpot’s editors are seeking poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on the theme “A Little Dream.” All genres welcome. Your piece can relate to this theme literally or figuratively—however you choose to interpret it.

  • All pieces will be judged with the author’s name removed using a standard scoring rubric. Submissions are only open to current members of the League of Utah Writers. 

  • Only one entry per person is allowed in each submission period, so send us your best! 

  • Unpublished work only—reprints will not be accepted, including work previously published on blogs or social media. Please do not re-submit pieces that have been previously rejected for Inkpot publication—send us something new.

  • Maximum word count: 1,000 words. Pieces longer than 1,000 words will be automatically rejected.

  • Formatting: The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the text or file name. Use Shunn Modern format for fiction and nonfiction:  with the exception of removing all identifying information.

  • cceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf

  • We are not looking for stories which include graphic rape and/or sexual assault, or which promote ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia.

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