Buffalo Almanack online quarterly of fiction, visual arts, and literary criticism has established the Inkslinger Award for Creative Excellence. The award is made to the best short story and art piece in each issue as selected by the editors. There are no entry fees – all submissions to Buffalo Almanack are considered. Winners currently receive $50 and publication. With the most recent issue of Buffalo Almanack, the editors have added the feature of Woodshop Talk in which the Inkslinger winners are interviewed about their published artwork and stories.
The March 2015 Inkslinger Award winners are Michael Deagler for his story “Fishtown, Down,” and photography by Justin Hamm. Previous winners can be found here with links to their winning works.
Buffalo Almanack has announced they are open for submissions for their first themed issue: “Where Thou Art.” The editors are expanding submissions to include creative non-fiction in addition to short stories and visual art. “Everybody on the planet is eligible,” say the editors, “no entry cost is required, and you have plenty of time to prepare – subs will remain open from March to November of 2015.” Specific guidelines can be found on the Buffalo Almanack website as well as in the newest issue (pages 61-62).