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Ink Bowl is a selective international literature and art publishing platform that solicits submissions from high school upperclassmen, college and graduate school students across the globe. Our operation headquarters is located in New York, NY, USA.






Our Mission


Our mission is to provide students with a creative outlet and the means to go from a committed or casual hobbyist to an internationally published author or artist.



As a multinational platform, Ink Bowl Publishing strives to connect students from across the world. We have received submission applications from 400+ cities in 60 countries, working with diverse creators from some of the most prestigious educational institutions spanning six continents.

About Submissions


We strive to publish work held at a high caliber. Both literary and art submissions will be reviewed and may be subject to rejection for quality and content purposes. You can read more about submission requirements and our standards here.

Average Submission Acceptance Rate

Literature: 35%

Visual Art: 42%

All content must be original. Authors and artists will be publically credited but may submit work anonymously under a pseudonym if desired. If you so choose, you will also have the opportunity to personalize a Creator Profile, listing your social media account information, pronouns and adding a profile picture.

To apply to be published on the Ink Bowl website, fill out the Publication Application on the "Submissions" page at the top of the menu bar.


Ink Bowl offers publication opportunities for a broad range of non-academic projects under the literary and art categories. We do not accept research and literature that cites outside sources.  Ink Bowl encourages you to share as many works as you desire. The subgroups are outlined below.













The Application Review Process


Once you’ve submitted your Publication Application, your work will undergo a series of steps that compose the Ink Bowl Publication Process. The procedure is summarized below, and a detailed outline is provided in the following section.


For new submissions, please expect the application review and publication process to take three weeks. The latency period may vary based on the submission volume at the time or the lengthiness of your application.


Download Materials & Initial Application Review

Application materials are downloaded to our database. Submissions are then reviewed and determined whether or not they are prospective candidates for publication.

What is considered:

  • The Publication Application is fully completed,​ and questions are answered appropriately to maintain the requested formality 

  • The overall quality of the submitted work

    • For writing, this includes grammar and spelling  

  • All Submission Guidelines have been followed

Final Judgement

If an application passes the Initial Review, it is further examined for stylistic elements and coherence, whereupon a decision is made regarding its acceptance or rejection. Computational software is utilized to check for plagiarism and verify submission authenticity. 


Editorial Phase

As customary for all accepted work, The Ink Bowl Publishing Team will eliminate spelling and grammatical errors before the final publication if necessary.



Once the Editorial Phase is completed, submissions, publication descriptions, and cover art are formatted to be compatible with our platform. Your Creator Profile information is uploaded, as well. 



The final step in the publication process involves sorting the new publication into its appropriate category and assigning “tags,” which describe the specific nature of the work or indicate any relevant “trigger warning.” The Ink Bowl Publishing Team also elects the publications that will be listed as “Featured” on our website.




Rejected applications are given a Summary Report, encapsulating the reasons for which Ink Bowl has denied publication of your submission. You can access this report and opt to receive additional feedback by filling out a Rejection Explanation Request Form.

Ready to apply for publication? 

Literary Works

  • Short story

  • Poetry

  • Song lyrics

  • Creative writing

  • Article (opinion)

  • Personal essay​​

Visual Art

  • Drawings

  • Sketches

  • Painting

  • Photography

  • Graphic design

  • Film

  • Ceramics

  • Other crafts

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Download Materials & Initial Review

Final Judgement

Editorial Phase




Review Process Summary

Review Process Outline and Description

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