Nink accepts advanced-level articles on author business, marketing and craft from subject matter experts and reporters who wish to cover a topic. Got an idea? Tell the editor about it in a few sentences.
In most cases, Nink pays for exclusive first printing rights for 90 days, and the author retains the copyright. In limited cases, Nink will purchase reprint rights for an article that has already appeared in another publication.
Nink is intended to serve members of Novelists, Inc., with relevant, actionable, sophisticated, and industry-leading content that helps them in all aspects of their author careers: writing and editing, writer’s life, business and legal, marketing and publicity, etc. It endeavors to serve all authors in membership.
Nink’s editorial judgment reflects the philosophy of NINC, which means:
- Declining to comment on other writing organizations and their activities.
- Declining to distinguish members through awards.
- Equally valuing all publishing routes (self, traditional and hybrid).
- Advocating on behalf of authors’ interests over publishers’ or platforms’ interests.
- Emphasizing content relevant to all genres (and aiming to balance genre-specific information).
- Emphasizing industry-leading expertise and original content unique to Nink.
- Refusing advertising placements and self-promotion from contributors.
- Maintaining privacy by redacting new member applicant information from public issues of Nink.
If you have questions about the editorial policy, please contact Nink editor Heidi Joy Tretheway.
Article submission guidelines
- Length: typically 800-1,200 words
- Format: Word document. Avoid tabs and plain text that removes smart quotes.
- Include a headline, subhead, your preferred byline
- Include your bio, which can be 50-100 words in length and may include links to your author website or contact information.
- Include your professional author photo, which should be at least 300 dpi resolution (500x500 pixels is a good minimum size).
- Include payee name and physical address or Paypal address to receive your payment on time.
- Articles should adhere to AP Style. Authors receive an edited article proof in advance of publication.