Submissions Blink-Ink #27 “One Eyed Jacks & Deuces Wild” Opens

Blink-Ink Announces a Theme for Annual Un-themed Mega Issue

What? How can that be? A theme for something with no theme? Our first Annual Mega issue is un-themed, but has a subplot. The issue is titled “One Eyed Jacks & Deuces Wild”. We are accepting fiction submissions of 50 or so words from February first 2017 to March fifteenth (hail Caesar) 2017.

“Deuces Wild” selections will be much like a nude beach, anything goes for those who “bare what they dare”. Write what you will on any topic.

“One Eyed Jacks” is for those who prefer to keep at least a little something on. Cards, card games, noir, a gamble. Any of these are words that could fit nicely. Playing card artwork is fascinating. Universal little stories told with a single small image. Games of chance (or strategy), Social networking before we had social networks. Noir as in people playing each other rather than an unknown soul in the machine. The little magic of card tricks, greater magics unseen. Smokey rooms, cards up sleeves, late nights or the bridge club. A tell, a call, (a suspicion). Go-Fish or high stakes. The Monte Carlo of James Bond or playing for buttons up in your tree house. We would very much like to read your stories on these topics or another entirely as you prefer.

Send some of each if you like. Standard submissions guidelines are listed on our website Submissions in the body of an email to: No attachments, no poetry, and no bios please.

Blink-Ink Dance Party Vol. 2 Podcast Now Live

Our friend Levi Noe of Rocky Mountain Revival fame out in Denver has put up our latest podcast. Everyone on the show has been nominated by Blink Ink for an award over the last two years.Performances by Rob Geisen, Lynn Mundell, Kathryn Knudson, Katie Yates, Nancy Stolhman, Gay DeGani, and the show closer Catfish McDaris. I get a chance to read Sally Reno’s “Tom, The Henchman’s Boy”. Please be supportive of Rocky Mountain Revival, at the end of the recording Levi tells you now. Big thanks to everyone and please pass this along to other folks.




VERA Award

Results have been annonced for The VERA Award. This award is based on a combination of readers votes and the input of the Editorial staff of the Vestal Review. Editor Mark Budman  does a good job over there and they are one of the longest running indie publications around. Congratulations to all, but especially Blink-Ink alum Jayne Martin who won, and Blink-Ink nominee Nancy Stolhman who took third place overall with a second in the popular vote. Her nominated story “My Father is Trying to Set the World’s record for Days Spent Petting a Shark” appeared in Blink #21 our “Under the Sea”issue