It is with a heavy heart I post this announcement!

The March/April Issue Vol. 3, Issue 2 will be our final issue. It will be available on March 1, 2019. (If you were scheduled to be published later this calendar year—you should have received an email—you will be included in the March/April FINAL issue.

After the March/April issue, we will no longer be publishing issues of the magazine. If you are a participant of Three Line Thursday, it will remain active through the end of this year.

Thank you again for considering Ink In Thirds.

Best of luck to you with all your future publishing endeavors!


Nominations – 2019

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Nominations for Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions! Congrats to all and thank you for another fantastic year here at Ink In Thirds. Keep writing, keep inspiring!

Love & Ink,
Grace Black

Pushcart Prize (Pushcart Prize)

Our Nominations for 2019 – PP

Issue: V2-1
Haiku (poetry)
by Norman Wm. Muise

Issue: V2-2
Golden Hour (prose)
by Shawn McClure

Issue: V2-6
Liza with a “Thank You for Restoring my Sanity” (poetry)
by Steven Crimaldi

Issue: V2-6
Lost (poetry)
by Joseph Murphy

Issue: V2-6
A Sound Like Falling Snow (prose)
by Cathy Ulrich

Issue: V2-6
Helen Shapiro (prose)
by David McVey

Best Small Fiction  (BSF)

Our Nominations for 2019 – BSF

Issue: V2-1
The Fury of the Filament
by Michael Patrick Brady

Issue: V2-2
Death Pool
by Timothy Gager

Issue: V2-3
Music Absorbs What the Body Can’t
by Meg Tuite

Issue: V2-4
Death in the Afternoon
by Adam Lock

Issue: V2-6
Ryan Gosling’s Heartstrings
by Marisa Crane




Ink In Thirds had a wonderfully successful launch with the help of this amazing community of writers and artists that continually inspire one and other. We published ten gorgeous issues in the first year. Then a bump in the road. On a personal level, my life fell apart. Or at least what I’d previously thought of as living. Staying true to my introverted nature, I knew it was time to take a step back and reassess EVERYTHING in my life.

I’ve spent the last nine months on a deeply personal inward journey, on what I can only call a soul mission. I’m Grace, by the way, and you can read more about my personal journey here if you’re so inclined. Or not, whatever.

Let’s skip to the exciting part . . . I received a message in regard to Ink In Thirds and how it had been missed in the literary community. What I can only refer to as divine intervention, energy alignment, or angels among us has rained down on Ink In Thirds and made this resurrection possible. For the sole purpose of respecting the privacy of all involved, I will leave it at this: I cannot begin to express the level of gratitude I hold for those who have made it possible to bring Ink In Thirds back from her slumber and to each of you that continue to grant her life-breath each month!

One thing I’ve learned on this journey called life: if it is a passion, it will not burn softly. It will ignite and burst into flames whether we go willingly or not. So do what you love. And that brings us here, together again!

I am THRILLED to announce Ink In Thirds is now back open for submissions! Send us your ink. Photos and words. We want them all.

All my love, gratitude, and ink,


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