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We use Submittable for our submissions. NiftyLit accepts original work that has not been previously published (including on your personal blog or website) in the categories of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. In the future, we hope to open to more categories/ genres…please have patience with us while we ramp-up our capacity, to read more of your wonderful work!

Within these genres, please do send:

  • Short fiction and essays/ memoir (up to 7,500 words)
  • Flash fiction and essays (up to 3 pieces, up to 1,000 words each; please format and submit as a single document)
  • Poetry (up to 6 poems; please format and submit as a single document)

Please do not send us:

  • Full length manuscripts. Exception: we recently opened a new submission category, “Pitch Us: Other Submissions that Don’t Fit Into Our Genre-Based Categories” 

One submission per writer at a time, please.

NiftyLit does accept simultaneous subs, but please do let us know promptly if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere, in which case, we will offer you a big congratulations on having your work accepted! (Even though we will also be sad to not have the chance to publish your work).

NiftyLit will take the rights to the first-time, electronic publication. If you are selected for publication, we will be in touch with you to discuss other parameters pertaining to our revenue model, with the goal of getting you paid (yay!), and which may (almost certainly) include pairing your writing with a cover artist for original artwork, minting your writing as an NFT collection, and distributing your work via an NFT-marketplace.

If you use our Submittable page to submit your work, once you submit, you’ll be redirected to our submissions landing page. This page contains more resources and information that you may find helpful.


  • We will not accept emailed submissions, with the exception of submissions from writers with accessibility issues or who do not have a Submittable account. If you feel you fall into this category, please email us at and we will gladly consider your work.
  • Do double space your work, preferably with a 12-point, serif font. Single-spaced poetry is okay, and experimental forms of font, line spacing, etc. are also fine by us if that’s the direction your writing hearts and minds take you.
  • .doc and .docx files are preferred.
  • Do not send us anything resembling hate speech or promoting bigotry or violence. We are passionate about building a community of creativity and kindness.
  • By submitting your work, you agree to the terms of use. Please take the time to look them over.

We are delighted to read your work, and will give each submission our full attention. As such, it does take time for us to respond to everything. We thank you in advance for your patience. We are so grateful for the opportunity to read your work.

That hopefully covers everything (for now). Sending you a big, warm welcome to our community! Thank you for supporting us as we grow. Please feel free to reach out to with any questions, or for more information.

With Gratitude,


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