Community Standards | Verso.ink

Community Standards

At Verso.ink, we believe in helping you share your highest quality work with readers who are eager to read it. We recognize that "highest quality" is a subjective term, so in order to serve a wide readership, our community standards reflect what we expect of entries submitted to Verso.ink. Please review our community standards before determining if Verso.ink is a good fit for your work.


Is that your final draft?

Writers of all abilities can benefit from a critique group. If you haven't workshopped your piece with other skilled writers, it might not be ready to share with the world. If you don't have an editor, carefully review your work for errors before submitting it. Better yet, have that grammar-phile friend of yours take a look at it. And if English isn't your native language, consider having a native speaker review it for you.


What the ****?

In an effort to keep Verso.ink appropriate for a wide range of ages, we won't accept stories filled with profanity and crude language. If it wouldn't make it into a movie rated PG/PG-13, it doesn't belong on Verso.ink. Similarly, we request that you avoid bigoted, misogynistic, or other hate-filled speech.


Sexuality, violence, and other sensitive themes

We applaud the thoughtful treatment of sensitive issues, while recognizing that readers have various levels of tolerance for how such issues are portrayed. To keep Verso.ink a safe place for readers to discover new writers, we won't accept entries which include graphic sex, violence, or other potentially offensive content.


Fan fiction

There's a place for great fan fiction, but not at Verso.ink. To distinguish ourselves from other non-curated platforms, we've made the decision not to include fan fiction on our site. Ultimately, we believe this standard benefits the entire community.


What if your work isn't accepted?

We're glad you're interested in Verso.ink and want to help you market less and write more. If you'd like to resubmit a rejected entry (or application) after revising and workshopping, you're more than welcome to. If it simply cannot be edited to fit within the standards, perhaps that particular piece isn't a good fit. But if you have other work which fits our community standards, we'd love to see it!

Please contact us at help@verso.ink with any questions, concerns, or comments.