Dark Ink Press is now Otherwords Press!

Otherwords is a publisher of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. 

Our subsidiary Carcosa Magazine focuses mainly on original work with an edge. We prefer all things dark and mysterious, strange and open to interpretation.


1. Submission fee is $5 per submission. Multiple submissions are welcome.

2. Submit online through Submittable. 

3. We encourage prose, poems, prose poems, graphic stories, hybrid forms, photography, illustration, painting.

4. Maximum number of words is 3,500 for prose/fiction and 5,000  for nonfiction. 

  • Published authors/artists will receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears.
  • Carcosa acquires first-time North American rights, and the right to reprint in anthologies. After publication, all other rights revert to the author and the work may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to Carcosa is made.

If you have any questions or have trouble submitting, email us at contactus@darkink-press.com

We will review any and all poetry that fits our title.

Please explore our website to see what kind of material we accept.

This form is strictly for submissions from Write Up Springfield members. 

If you are not a member, please use the other forms on the site for submitting materials.

Thank you!

This form is strictly for submissions from Bay Path MFA students/graduates.

If you are not a student or graduate, please use our other forms for submitting.

Thank you!

We are seeking craft essays for the next issue of Dark Ink Magazine.

Are you a writer who writes about your craft? Do you have words of wisdom to share with your fellow writers?
Send us your craft pieces, editorials, writing experiences.
We are seeking craft essays for the next issue of Dark Ink Magazine.

Are you a writer who writes about your craft? Do you have words of wisdom to share with your fellow writers?
Send us your craft pieces, editorials, writing experiences.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Stories and excerpts of longer works including novels and story collections are welcome.
Stories may include photography or artwork.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate writers at this time except for contests.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Creative nonfiction of any type considered.
Stories may include photography or artwork.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate writers at this time except for contests.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Art/Photography of any type considered.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate artists at this time except for contests.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Stories and excerpts of longer works including novels and story collections are welcome.
Stories may include photography or artwork.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate writers at this time except for contests.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Art/Photography of any type considered.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate artists at this time except for contests.
Our summer issue is now open to submissions. Please visit our website to get a feel for what we publish.
www.darkink-press.com

Creative nonfiction of any type considered.
Stories may include photography or artwork.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but we ask that you notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We will notify you as soon as possible of the receipt of your submission.

We are currently unable to compensate writers at this time except for contests.
Carcosa Magazine