It’s your website! Ink Pantry is an opportunity to release your work from the notebook or your laptop and share online to a wider audience. Our followers include tutors, authors and publishers. We take great care to ensure our content is driven by our readers, writers and poets by running an annual survey and monitoring the traffic to our site.
It’s easy to get online with Ink Pantry. We have a series of regular features including Words for Wednesday which is an open platform for flash fiction, poetry or fiction from anyone. You don’t have to be an Open University student as we encourage submissions from any creative writing students. Simply send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other features include book reviews so if you’ve read something that’s captivated you and you’d like to share your thoughts with the world, get in touch.
If you’ve had your book or poem published, or you have used your creative writing skills in an imaginative way then let us know. We have featured playright Leesa Harker who studied alongside many of the Ink Pantry founders, we’ve also found out more about MA creative writing opportunities and there are articles on concrete poetry and readability coming up.
Are you graduating or want the world to know how the Open University changed your life? Share your day with us and inspire those buried under course books.
Perhaps you have an idea for a feature? Would you like to delve into the more practical side of managing study, writers’ blocks and affordability of study. Recent press coverage of ‘what you can learn’ on a creative writing course may have inspired a response. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
We also publish anthologies of work. These are open to Open University students from A215 and A363. You can find out more about the requirements and when submissions are open under our Submissions page.
The Ink Pantry team are constantly evolving. We welcome new faces, particularly in the current year of study on a Faculty of Arts Open University course. You don’t need any experience but we do ask that you have lots of enthusiasm and have at least one hour or more to spend each week helping us. Get in touch via email@example.com