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Inkfish Magazine

We love great short fiction, poetry and art, especially those pieces that take us somewhere unexpected.

We are an online literary journal who publish flash fiction, short stories & non-fiction that prioritise voice, character and emotional engagement. We welcome a range of poetry, from tried and true free verse to bold experiments with form, as well as visual art for our illustrations. We would love to hear from you, whether you are established or just getting started with publishing!

About the Editors
Kate Horsley Editor & Founder

Kate’s first novel, The Monster’s Wife, was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, The American Girl, was published by William Morrow (US) and Harper Collins (UK) and translated into Korean by Tomato Publishing. She loves experimenting with the shape of flash fiction and poetry and is working on her first short fiction collection and putting the finishing touches on her next novel. All her longer fiction has been optioned for film and television. Kate studied English Literature at Oxford and holds a PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Chester and Lancaster Universities and is currently a creative writing lecturer for Comma Press and the University of Hull.

Peter McAllister Editor & Founder

Peter’s writing blurs the boundary between novel and short story collection. He was shortlisted in the Hammond House International Literary Prize and the Ironclad Creative Awards in 2023. His short stories and poems have appeared online, in print journals and in numerous anthologies and his debut book is slated for publication. Peter studied English Literature at The University of Cambridge, was awarded a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing and is currently working towards his PhD at Exeter University. He is the editor and co-founder of Inkfish Magazine and a committee member for the Penzance Literary Festival. He is the Inaugural Liskeard Library Writer in Residence.