Call for Submissions: NPR’s “Hanukkah Lights”

We’re still in medias chagim, but at National Public Radio (NPR), they’re already planning the next “Hanukkah Lights” broadcast. It’s a program that I’ve always been fond of, particularly since I contributed a story.

A Hanukkah menorah with most (but not all!) candles lit.
Photo credit of Hanukkah menorah from the sixth holiday night: Erika Dreifus. Please do not use without permission.

This week I received an email with information about this year’s “Hanukkah Lights” show that I’ve been encouraged to share:

NPR is looking for stories for this year’s Hannukah Lights special. Fiction is preferred; non-fiction submissions will be considered – 4,000 words or less. NPR will pay $500 for any story selected for broadcast. Please send questions or submissions to pfitzgerald(at)npr(dot)org and smohamed(at)npr(dot)org before October 31st.

I did ask about reprints. The response: “We can consider already published material if we can get the rights to broadcast the work.”

But beyond that, please don’t ask me your questions! I’m truly JTM (just the messenger).

Please do contact Pilar Fitzgerald and Suraya Mohamed with your questions and/or submissions.

Thanks, everyone—and good luck!

A Hanukkah menorah with most (but not all!) candles lit.

5 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: NPR’s “Hanukkah Lights”

  1. Do you know of anyone taking submissions for artwork/illustration for all three of the major holidays (Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa)?

    Right now we are all dress up for voting and Halloween.
    https://www.facebook.com/MrGrumblesChapterBook/

    Thank you!

    Marjory E. Leposky

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      So sorry, but I don’t!

  2. Thank you for writing me back.

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