Thank you for three years of Blink Ink! You can submit at any time for our quarterly issues, and if you aren’t sure what a “blink” is, you can check out our “about” page here.It is almost time for our new issue, with a special Graffiti theme and some extras. If you haven’t subscribed yet or want to renew, please do so or you can request just the special issue once it comes out. We recently nominated some of our contributors for the Pushcarts and BI Editor Doug Mathewson sent in the following stories for the Micro awards, both from Issue 12: ”Mother a True Story, Father a Lie” by Carol Deminski and ”Foreign” by Sharon Coleman.
Thank you for supporting Blink|Ink, the quarterly printed publication produced by Full Of Crow Press. We are happy to head into 2013 with a new special issue coming up with a theme of “Graffiti”. Send your submissions in today! 50 words. We’ve been at it for a few years now, and we are looking to change things up so look for new promo, themes, projects, and inserts with your next issue. And as always, contributor copies are free. Thank you to those that have subscribed, to our distro partners, and to those that felt moved to donate. We appreciate it and it helps us not only print and send out copies, but to include issues at book fairs, events, readings, and more. Our goal is simple: to share the work of our writers and artists. We accept fiction submissions and photography. Get in touch if you have any questions. Thank you!
Doug Mathewson, Editor
Lynn Alexander, Producer
We are on issue #11 already, just released! Issue 11 features blink fiction from Sara J. Schmidt, John Swain, Jim Wittenberg, Janet Koops, Patrick Sugrue, Racquel Henry, Jessica McHugh, Steven Stark, Jay Slayton-Joslin, Stepehn Moles, Eric Muller, LA Sykes, Dakota Taylor, Christian Williams, and Brian Barbeito. Cover and photography by Eleanor Bennett, Edited by Doug Mathewson, produced for Full Of Crow Press by Lynn Alexander. So look for it! Submissions are open for upcoming issues and recent books will be available at the Midwest Book Fair on June 1. Thank you for your support! Find out more at the Crow Blog here, including events, photos, news, and calls for submissions.
Blink Ink #9 is out and the Special Noir Issue, and we are busy prepping the next issue for January 2012. Blink Ink is a quarterly printed publication of short fiction, available by subscription and soon to be available for download on your kindle and other e-reader devices.
We are also proud to announce that we have unleashed our new postcard with the winning story ‘Silk Stockings” by Alexandra Isacson. If you want one, just shoot us a mailing address. Subscribers can look for it soon!
Thank you for your support, of Blink Ink and Full Of Crow, as 2011 comes to a close and a new year is at hand.
Blink Ink #6 and #7 are out, with the special noir issue on the way. Blink Ink is a printed quarterly publication edited by Doug Mathewson, produced by Lynn Alexander for Full Of Crow. Blink|Ink remains one of Full Of Crow’s core projects, and your support is appreciated. We produce our publications with an eye toward keeping our costs down and we just try (try!) to cover printing costs with our subscriptions. The subscription price has been $5.00 a year, which includes four quarterly issues mailed to your door and one special issue. This year, the special issue is our “noir” issue and it will be out in August, 2011.
If you are not a current subscriber, please consider getting in touch now while the subscription rates are low and include the special issue! Five issues, five bucks! When you consider postage, this is crazy! So now is the time to get in on it. You can mail in subscriptions and donations, and now you can use PayPal. Please make sure that you specify your mailing address in your instructions and provide an email address so that we can verify your information. You can also get a few of our back issues, if available, for the single issue rate.
Blink-Ink announces it’s unannounced special issue: “Blink-Noir” Send us your darker short fiction, art work and photography. Submissions should be approximately fifty words in length. Art and photos: black & white please. There is no reading fee and hence no payment for your work. Authors and artists included in this special issue will receive one free copy. Between now and June 15th, 2011 send your submissions in the body of an email to: email@example.com. Please put your name and “Blink Noir” in the subject line. If your work is selected, we will need a mailing address to send out your issue.
Blink Ink is a printed quarterly publication, featuring fiction snapshots, blinks and vignettes of about 50 words. Now and then, we add some of the stories to the web. These are pieces by Sweta Srivastava Vikram.
1) When Maya entered her twenties, a marriage proposal followed her home. She wasn’t ready; the boy’s side was eager. Maya wanted to get a masters degree in psychiatry. But words weren’t permitted in her house. The henna tattoo reflected the color that would define her life.
2) Soon after the wedding, she and her husband were moved to London. Nobody asked what Maya wanted. Their bags were packed and flight tickets booked. A new place and a new life would perhaps lessen his delusions, his family thought. Or maybe they didn’t want the responsibility either.
3) Despite a sick husband at home, Maya managed to survive. She joined the School of Psychiatry while working two jobs. She provided for them while he laughed at the whirling ceiling fan. He hid behind the couch, pulled his hair, and chewed his nails. Maya forgot to smile.
4) Eventually he slit his wrists and became a case study for Maya’s classmates. The more he screamed, the less she told the family about her husband’s condition. He was her responsibility, they reiterated. Not theirs or any mental institutions. Until such time he was alive, she had to serve him.
5) Scribbling a few words in her psychiatry journal, Maya stared at the ceiling fan in her home office. The fan, with its soothing air and Zen like music, brought tranquility to her patients. It could also embrace her husband’s limp body. Thinking of the possible end, Maya smiled.
Full Of Crow Press is proud to announce that Blink Ink Issue #5 is available! Subscribers and contributors will get their copies by mail. Cover and Photography by Kristin Fouquet, fiction edited by Doug Mathewson, produced by Lynn Alexander for Full Of Crow Press and Distribution. Stories by John Brooke, Julia Davies, Hugh Fox, John Greiner, Shubhan Gupta, Matthew Zanoni Muller, Fawn Neun, John Sheirer, Michael J. Solender, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Townsend Walker, Joanna M. Weston, Jim Wittenberg, and Angel Zapata.
Submissions are open, on an ongoing basis. To submit by mail, please send fiction of approximately fifty words in the body of an email to Doug Mathewson, with “Blink Ink Submission” in the header: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like information about subscriptions or our mailing list, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time. This is the current subscription form: SubscribeBlinkInk PDF.
We are also sponsoring a contest for our upcoming postcard campaign. One of the submissions will be selected to appear on our postcards, going out to subscribers and supporters around the world!
Blink Ink #4 is out! Thank you to the contributors and supporters.
Blink Ink #4 features short fiction by: Jim Wittenberg, Trisha Castillo, Ivan Gabriel Rehorek, Rebecca L. Brown, Josh Olsen, Kathryn Megan Starks, Robert Masterson, Caroline Wallis, Rebecca Renner, Ethan Swage, Paul Beckman, Nicole E. Hirschi, Omri J. Luzon, J.J. Steinfeld.