Lit Mag News

Lit Mag News! Becky Tuch of Lit Mag News was kind enough to give Blink-Ink avery great and insightful review. Big thanks to her for sure, but seriously look into her newsletter, lot’s of good stuff.

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Blink Ink is a nifty little magazine. It comes in stapled pages, which I absolutely love, evoking as it does the punk-rock cousin of literary magazines: the zine. Issue 43’s cover features what I interpret as an extremely fed-up robot. She appears in a pastel palette that reminds us that, grudges and aggravations aside, spring is finally on its way.The inside cover also features some cool surreal art (a robot walks through an icy world where one red tree blazes). And the pages within are a delightful hot pink.The theme of the issue is Lost and Found, and all of the pieces, which appear to be no longer than 50 words or so, touch on this theme. Writers describe losing loved ones, finding new career paths, losing wedding rings, finding one’s white privilege. The pieces are charming and you can soak them up in a blink.The editors of this sweet little magazine say, “What we love most is writing that has found that preternatural detail of thought or thing that cracks the story open and allows it to matter or to reveal a truth.” Submissions should be about 50 words.** Sooo, Great time to submit! Great time to subscribe! **

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Lost and Found

Issue #43 of Blink-Ink, our “Lost and Found” issue, has been released. Everyone should receive their copy on or before March 1st, 2021. It is an amazing and stellar little masterpiece, and look what else you will receive. There is the issue itself with truly great artwork form Maiya Winter, and from our sister press, The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang, there is “Oven Mitt” (Too Hot to Handle) with art work by both Julian Wong and Claire Ibrra. Also, it may not sound like much, but there is a cool Blink-Ink bookmark with our new Tree of Life logo. We will post the who’s who of our contributors shortly. If you are not a current subscriber, or want to pony-up for another round please use the PayPal feature on our site. Subscribing is cheap, it’s easy, and there has never been abetter time.

Best Micro Fiction Awards

The Best Micro Fictions Awards have been just announced, and two of our own have been honored. Their work will appear in this years anthology. Blink-Ink nominee Shoshauna Shy for her story “The Anorexic’s Mother” and from The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang we have Claire Polders for her story “Stella is”. Congratulations, we are completely thrilled!

Who is Jane Doe Zoom Reading

Coming we have something very special. January 23rd @ 2:30 pm EST there will be a reading by the authors included in “Jane Doe”, the insert from Kitty Wang that went our with our “Mercy” issue in December. Scheduled readers include Claire Polders, Nancy Stohlman, Jesse Coley, Meg Tuite, Sally Reno, and Francine Witte. So much talent here. To get your Zoom pass code and all info send an email to blinkinkinfo@gmail.com with Who is Jane Doe in the subject line.

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The reading was a great success, and a huge thank you to our very special host Nancy Stohlman who kept things lively. We hope to soon have a link posted on out “Performance Space” page.

2020 Awards Nominations

Award Nominations 2020

We are very proud and excited to announce the following well deserved nominations.

These nominations are from Blink-Ink and our sister press,
The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story to us this year,
we only wish there was room for every single one.
Doug & Sally

Pushcart Prize – Blink Ink

Shoshauna Shy – The Anorexic’s Mother
April Bradley – Miniature Kitchen
Tom O’Brien – Shooting Star
Lindsay Erdman – Nine Days
Jo Goren – Valley of the Moon
Sofia K. Dupi – Memento Mori

Pushcart Prize – Kitty Wang

Claire Polders – Stella Is
Jesse Coley – Yo’ Mama
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Meg Tuite – Marriage Doesn’t Turn A Corner
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

Beat Small Fictions Award – Blink Ink

Sreemanti Sengupta – Something’s Gotta Give
Beth Bilderback – Drive to Milledgeville GA
Matt McGee – Short Order
Kathryn Leonard-Peck – The Bacon Tax
Daryl Scroggins – Back From the River

Best Small Fictions Awards – Kitty Wang

Clair Polders – Stella Is
Jesse Coley – Yo’ Mama
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

Best Micro Fictions Awards – Blink Ink

Shoshauna Shy – The Anorexic’s Mother
April Bradley – Miniature Kitchen
Tom O’Brien – Shooting Star
Lindsay Erdman – Nine Days
Jo Goren – Valley of the Moon
Sofia K. Dupi – Memento Mori

Best Micro Fictions Award – Kitty Wang

Claire Polders – Stella Is
Yo’ Mama – Jesse Coley
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Meg Tuite – Marriage Doesn’t Turn a Corner
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

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