Submission Guidelines

***We’re searching near and far for Hanukkah dishes***


Send us a photo and/or blurb of the dish you ring in the holiday with!

We want to highlight dishes and the traditions they carry for you during the holiday. We want to showcase Jewish diversity from all around the world. Niv co-founders, Clarrie and Orly, are getting the party started and will include dishes they make during the holidays that are influenced from both of their respective backgrounds. Please join them as they attempt to create a digital Hanukkah table full of delicious dishes and tales. It’ll be a spread for the ages! 

If you’d like to accompany your photograph with a blurb, or if you just want to send in a blurb, it can roughly be between 100 words to 250 words. All submissions can be sent to The deadline to submit is November 1`.


Launch and Submission dates for the upcoming year:


September & October 

Launch: September 12 

Submission(s) deadline: August 16 

Holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah 

Guest Editor: Jess Nora (they/them)

November & December 

Launch: November 14 

Submission(s) deadline: September 26 

Holidays: Holocaust Education Month, Hanukkah  

January & February 

Launch: January 16 

Submission(s) deadline: November 29 

Holidays: TuBishvat, Valentine’s Day

March & April 

Launch: March 13 

Submission(s) deadline: January 31 

Holidays: Purim, Passover 

May & June 

Launch: May 8

Submission(s) deadline: March 28 

Holidays: Shavuot, Lag Ba’omer 

July & August 

Launch: July 10 

Submission(s) deadline: June 27

Holidays: Tu B’Av 



Please send all submissions to: submissions.nivmag@gmail.comWe look forward to seeing your work!


We accept submissions for: News, Opinion, Arts & Culture, and Variety (Literary, and Artwork). 

News: any news worthy story on politics, community organizations or movements, synagogue or interfaith community work, Q&As with notable individuals. 
500 word minimum.

Opinion: this is an open field, but opinion pieces can be on politics, identity, sexuality, feminism, holidays, family, and culture. 
500 word minimum.

Arts & Culture: reviews for theatre, music, dance, art, fashion, cultural events, holidays, and food. 
500 word minimum.

*For feature length articles please refrain from going over 2,500 words. But this can vary on a case-by-case basis. 

Variety: fiction/non-fiction, humour, satire, short plays, poetry, comics, artwork (any medium), frankly, anything goes, perhaps even the kitchen sink. 

  • Fiction– 1,500-5,000 
  • Nonfiction– 1,500-5,000 
  • Short Plays- 5-30 pages
  • Poems– can submit six at one time 
  • Artwork– can submit up to ten pieces

It may not always be encouraged, but sometimes, rules are made to be broken

What types of submissions are accepted? 

We accept news articles, opinion pieces, arts & culture reviews, literary pieces, and artworks on a rolling basis. 

While many stories will be on a Jewish topic or provide a Jewish perspective, we welcome submissions that do not need to be told from a jewish-centric lens.   

Can I send a pitch without the written piece? 

Yes! We are always looking for people to write with us. Please send a pitch that is between 150-250 words. 

When do you accept submissions? 

We accept submissions on a rolling basis all year round. To make the specific issue, check our website for the due date. But fear not! If you miss it, it can be considered for other issues. 

How often do you publish? 

We publish once a month. 

What do I include with my submission? 

Please send your submission either in a word document or pdf. 

Please attach comic and artwork submissions in a pdf document. 

Include your full name, contact details (phone number and/or email), hometown, preferred pronoun, if this is a simultaneous submission, and if you’d like, a little blurb about yourself. 

*If this is a simultaneous submission, please let us know.

*If you are submitting to more than one section, please indicate which ones.

Can I submit for more than one section? 


How do I submit? 

Send your submission(s) to, and please include the section you are submitting to in the subject heading.

For any inquiries please contact us at