Chicago Literary Publication Brings Together Writers from Around the World


10,000 Tons of Black Ink Offers Opportunities for Writers through its Writer’s Network

CHICAGO—10,000 Tons of Black Ink (10ktobi) announced today its new publishing model to pool together talented writers from around the world to collaborate with each other, share accomplishments and resources, and take advantage of professional growth opportunities. The magazine will offer writers who have been published in its online publication a biweekly online critique group, a chance to build their resume by contributing articles to its blog and have their accomplishments promoted to writers and publishers around the world on its social network.

When 10ktobi transitioned from a biannual print publication to featuring regular online publishing and an annual “Best Of” edition in 2009, it made an unprecedented change in its publishing guidelines so that contributors select another published piece and write a short statement about the writing. The contributor’s notes appear with editor’s comments as to why the piece was chosen.

“10,000 Tons of Black Ink strives to promote dialogue between writers, editors and readers and to support the writing community as a whole, and we are always searching for new ways to set the magazine apart from other journals,” said Chad Peterson, managing editor of 10ktobi.

During the 2011 reading period (March 15 – September 15), the magazine is offering feedback from its reading panel to any writer who is not accepted for publication. Learn more by visiting the section “Submissions Accepted for Publication” at

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10,000 Tons of Black Ink
is a Literary Writers Network (LWN) publication, featuring regular online publishing and an annual “Best Of” edition. LWN is an organization dedicated to literary excellence through the advancement and promotion of emerging fiction and creative non-fiction writers. LWN offers a bimonthly Chicago writing group coupled with an online writing community and special literary reading events throughout the year.

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