Ink is a literary magazine dedicated to student expression. Our central mission is to create a space for emerging student writers and artists at Palo Alto High School to share their work with others. We believe reading others’ writing and sharing writing with others is vital to the writerly experience. Ink is committed to providing a platform for a diversity of voices. To accomplish this, we solicit submissions through a variety of means to reach a variety of communities.


Here are some of the ways we solicit submissions:

Promotion around Paly campus, particularly in English classes, through posters and pitches

 Direct engagement with student writers

Social media promotion and expanded online presence


We publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; every piece of writing is also accompanied by art. We seek work that is insightful, vivid, and innovative. Please see our ‘SUBMIT’ page for more details, including specific submission guidelines. 



There are many ways to advertise in Ink! As part of the Paly Incubator class, you can purchase a bundle to advertise in all multimedia publications or just the print publications, or you can advertise only in Ink. Please see contract below for more details.

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Advertising Contract


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