A NIV SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
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)
Submissions for Nora’s series are due Monday August 23rd
They are curating a feature about how chronic illness and disability relates to creativity and leads many to run their own businesses out of both passion and necessity. Does this sound like you? We want to see your art about your experience being a chronically ill and/or disabled small business owner.
Please send in your work for the series (it does not have to an original piece specifically created for Niv), accompanied by a small blurb (around 150-250 words) to email@example.com.
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
March & April
Launch: March 13
Submission(s) deadline: January 31
Holidays: Purim, Valentine’s Day, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We 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 email@example.com, and please include the section you are submitting to in the subject heading.
For any inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org