Kristell Inklings

What’s a Kristell Inkling?

Kristell Inklings is part of our imprint, including Grimbold Grimkins and Tenebris Nyxies. It’s novellas (and sometimes collections) in all our loved genres, including science fiction and fantasy: we’re looking for short, sharp, snappy fiction pieces.

When deciding what would qualify as a ‘short story’ or ‘novella’ we decided to use the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America criteria (used for the Nebula Awards) and here’s a description from their page:

  1. Flash fiction: Up to 1000 words;
  2. Short Story: less than 7,500 words;
  3. Novelette: at least 7,500 words but less than 20,000 words;
  4. Novella: at least 17,500 words but less than 50,000 words
  5. Novel: 50,000 words or more

With flash fiction and short stories, depending on the subject matter, we will look to publish these as sole author collections, or as part of a larger anthology. Novelettes and novellas will be assessed on a submission by submission basis.

If you’re not sure if your work would suit our publishing house, then please do read our submission guidelines carefully.

To submit to Kristell Inklings, see our submissions page.