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“is an online magazine that showcases short literary fiction and poetry. Our primary mission is to provide a voice and a platform for brilliant emerging writers and to provide readers an equally good experience by only publishing what we believe to be exceptional short fiction and poetry. The people involved in Nib, and those who helped set it up, are based in the UK, but we’re completely open to both international writers and contributors and see ourselves as a digital publication that will attract an international audience of readers.
The website is run and funded by like-minded volunteers, so unfortunately that means we can not pay for published submissions at this moment in time. However, we hope to able to reward new talents with the opportunity to present their work in an environment that is well marketed, well read and well regarded.
In the form of a digital magazine, we put out periodic issues (every two months is the current plan) of short fiction, poetry, essays and reviews. We also run features on Genre Fiction and Flash Fiction directly on the website. We regularly post book reviews, essays and articles on the website from both Nib staff and guest contributors.
Word limits: No limit for poetry, but for short fiction, we like to publish stories under 5,000 words, but will occasionally consider work up to 10,000 words. Stories submitted for Flash Friday should be no more than 1,000 words.
Nib doesn’t accept work that has been previously published, even if it was published on a personal blog.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please make sure to tell us if you are submitting elsewhere at the same time.
Nib has no ownership of your work. It is you, the author, who is responsible for copywriting your own writing.
Response Times: We do our best to respond to submissions of non-fiction and flash fiction within a week. For issue submissions please allow until a short time after the submission deadline before we are able to get back to you.”