Submissions Guidelines

NightBlock publishes poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, comics, short films, art & art criticism.

Our aim in selecting submissions for publication is to prioritize writing that considers the urgent present, the difficult past, and the impossible future. We want well-crafted, deeply considered art. We want hard-to-categorize, never-before-seen, slight-of-hand magic tricks.

Currently, we are OPEN for submissions from for Edition 13. Deadline is October 15, 2019 at midnight.

We do not accept previously published material, including works that have already appeared online. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions — just let us know if your work gets picked up somewhere else first. We also accept collaborations.

Please submit up to four poems or six pages of fiction/nonfiction/art criticism in one document (.doc or .docx) in an email attachment to For media submissions (cartoons, films, art), please submit no more than four examples of your work in a .zip drive attachment to

Make sure your subject line reads: “LAST NAME” / “GENRE”, Edition 13. Please include a brief bio in the body of your email. 

We are very tiny, but we will try to respond as soon as we possibly can. Typical response time is 3-4 months.