We are now accepting submissions for our seventh Issue, THEMED: HUmans and Technology.

To learn more about our aesthetic, we highly suggest reading our past issues. 


Please send us your most exciting work. All genres and forms are welcome. Foreign language submissions are encouraged along with English translations. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us right away if your work has been published elsewhere. Original, previously unpublished work only. Please allow up to three months to hear back from us before you query. We aren't able to give much, but we offer token payment as we believe writers deserve to be paid for their work. 



  • Please send us no more than five of your best poems in one document, each on its own page.


  • Please keep submissions to 1,500 words or fewer.  We are looking forward to reading your work, but please only send us one piece at a time. 


  • Please keep submissions to 1,500 words or fewer.  We are looking forward to reading your work, but please only send us one piece at a time.


  • A wide variety of artwork in different styles and media is accepted for use in the magazine. We love charcoal, pencil and ink illustrations. We adore Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Sir Quentin Blake, John Tenniel, Art Spiegelman, Alice Provensen and Maira Kalman! We require a minimum of 300 dpi.

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  • Foreign language submissions are encouraged as long as they are with accompanying English translations.


  • Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify us as soon as your piece is accepted elsewhere.


  • We prefer all documents to be submitted in Word Document or PDF. We do not accept paper submissions. Please submit online using Submittable.



  • All personal information you provide us with or that we obtain will not be publicly shared unless published. The information you provide is only available to The Knicknackery and will not be shared with other third parties.


  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.
— John Updike