We are now accepting submissions for our fifth issue. 

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 Original, previously unpublished work only.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. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at editors@theknicknackery.com. 

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.

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.