Idle Ink is now closed
Idle Ink is an online publisher of strange fiction of which J.L. Corbett is the editor. Established in 2017 as a print zine, Idle Ink celebrates new and emerging authors and poets.
Writing for publication is tricky. More and more publishers are beginning to charge for submissions, to push their response times from weeks to months and to brush off requests for feedback. Never before has writing felt more like a business and less like an art.
Idle Ink publishes the genre fiction that’s too weird to be printed anywhere else. Idle Ink wants the stories that that challenge beliefs as well as the ones that make us chuckle. Idle Ink want oddities, regardless of their commercial value. If it’s strange and questionable, Idle Ink wants it.