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 for Edition 13.

Edition 13 will be a Special Issue featuring only WOMEN, TRANS*, FEMME, NONBINARY, GENDER NONCONFORMING, INTERSEX, and TWO-SPIRIT writers. So basically, NO CIS-MEN.

Deadline is October 31, 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.