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Thank you for considering Intrepidus Ink as a publisher of your work.

Our process is challenging. Competitive. At least two editors give a story the “thumbs up” for publication.

A story must speak to us, exemplify our aesthetic, and potentially delight readers.

A tall order.

Give Us Gutsy Words. Fascinating Words. Alarmingly Individual.

The fighters, the curious, those who win against the odds. The intrepid.

That’s what we want. Emotion.


Write stories just for us.

But first, read our stories and watch the video (again :-).

Look, we get it. You might still wonder what to submit.

We explore intrepid culture: our stories feature danger elements, struggles, EMOTION, and overcoming.

We are who we are and like what we like.

Our stories tell our tale. 

But we’d love to read your words to decide if they’re a fit! 💚

YES, we adore experimental, odd, and quirky stories too.

What are you waiting for? Go for the Gutsy! Submit a flash fiction or short story now.

The Rules


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Submission Guidelines for Flash Fiction and Short Stories:

  • Unpublished Work Only: Story cannot be published anywhere online or publicly, including social media, community writing sites, or personal blogs, nor may it be retitled work from said sites. (We mean it.)
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Yes.
  • Multiple Submissions: No. Send one story; wait for a response, then send another.
  • Reprints: No.
  • Format: William Shunn Modern Manuscript Format.
  • Response Time: Varies, but we’ll do our best to decide quickly!
  • Payment for Accepted Stories and Other Tidbits: $.02/word for flash fiction 300 – 1,000 words. $30 flat rate for short stories 1,500 – 2,500 words. Word counts are firm. We’ll send a contract upon selection and pay upon publication. Please feel free to share your acceptance on social media after signing your contract.
  • Rights: Author grants Intrepidus Ink first worldwide electronic rights, including one-month exclusive rights and non-exclusive archival rights for the magazine’s lifetime (online) in which the Work is published. Authors will sign an agreement; rights revert upon fulfillment of the agreement. Author retains the copyright of the Work.
  • Editing: We edit and proofread all work before publication.
  • Rejection Policy: A rejected story will remain rejected; please don’t resubmit.
  • Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Author Bios, Photos, Interviews, and Advertisements: Will be published online and on social media, including any or all of the following:, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or Tiktok.

Submit your story

Fill in the form below to submit your story.

*We accept all categories of fiction, including genre and literary fiction, with the exception of horror, children's literature, erotica, and poetry.
(Microsoft Word .doc or .docx document formats)