NonBinary Review of Zoetic Press is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays and art around each issue's theme.


We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. 


We are currently reading:
  • full length submissions of fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and hybrid work for Zoetic Press 
  • Issue #11 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Issue #12 The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Book Reviews
  • Dearly Beloved, the In Memoriam anthology
GUIDELINE SPECIFICS

We prefer work where the connection to the theme is clear-- think "literary fanfic." Loosely connected submissions will be considered, but are less likely to find a spot in each issue's line-up.


PAYMENT
 
NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem and $25 per piece of visual art, payable upon receipt of the signed publication contract. In return, we ask for worldwide serial rights and electronic publishing rights. All contributors will receive a complimentary PDF of the issue in which their work appears. 

At this time, we do not pay for reviews. All reviews will be published online and archived so they are accessible to readers after the week in which they are featured.


ALPHANUMERIC

If you are interested in your work appearing online, please indicate on your submission that you would like to be considered for our weekly online feature, Alphanumeric.  Alphanumeric pays a flat fee of $10 per piece regardless of genre or length, and adheres to the same theme and style conventions as the current reading period for NonBinary Review. Alphanumeric pieces will be included in the issue, but there is no further compensation.

Submissions not related to an upcoming issue's theme will be deleted unread. Similarly, pieces that do not adhere to our style guidelines (making them difficult to read), will also be deleted unread.


Ends on January 31, 2017

About Dearly Beloved

 

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, 2 get through this thing called life.”

—Prince

 

2016 has been a year of the significant loss of cultural icons, from music and recording artists to literary titans and sports heroes. Social media has made grief and loss a shared experience for the people influenced by these celebrities. And while the internet guarantees that there will never be agreement in the legacy left behind, it has also created a new norm in how we grieve, publicly and privately.  Artists, musicians, writers, directors, sports heroes, politicians, and actors reveal us to ourselves through their work.


We invite writers to eulogize the fallen icons who have profoundly shaped your relationship to yourself and your place in the world. We are more interested pieces which memorialize public figures who have recently passed, but all in memoriams submitted will be given equal attention. However, please make sure the icon you’re writing about is actually dead—we suggest double-checking the Dead or Alive Info website just to be certain.


We regret that we cannot consider In Memoriam pieces for Dearly Beloved which are not about public figures. We cannot consider pieces about family members, pets, friends, or figures that are not public for Dearly Beloved-- this anthology is a memorial for the artists and public personalities that shape each of us differently. 


The work anthologized in Dearly Beloved is not only a collection of elegies to the cultural icons who we’ve lost, but a living tribute to the people left behind who know themselves better for having been touched by these figures.

 

Guideline Specifics

 

  • fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 5,000 words in length, although shorter is probably better.

 

  • double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font

 

  • Word document or text files only 

 

  • authors may submit up to 5 pieces of flash fiction, no more than 1000 words each

 

  • upload each piece as a separate document

 

  •  flash prose (fiction or CNF) is the ONLY category where multiple pieces may be selected for publication

  • We are NOT accepting poetry for Dearly Beloved

 

Payment

Each author selected for publication will receive a digital copy (PDF, EPUB or MOBI) of Dearly Beloved as payment for the use of their piece. If Zoetic Press opts to include a print run of Dearly Beloved, contributing authors will be extended the opportunity to order print books at cost for as long as the anthology remains in print.

 

NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to some specific aspect of the source text (a character, episode, or setting). Submissions only related by a vague, general, thematic similarity are unlikely to be accepted.


Please consult the Wikipedia entry on Anne of Green Gables for a plot summarization & cast of characters, & refer to the free text of the novel available through Project Gutenberg. Submissions which do not tie into the plot or make use of characters/settings from the novel cannot be considered--there needs to be a clear connection to the source material. 


We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy.


FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, FLASH & HYBRID/EXPERIMENTAL

NonBinary Review accepts fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 5,000 words in length, although shorter is probably better. Fiction should be double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. Authors may submit up to 5 pieces of flash fiction, no more than 1000 words each, in this category. Please upload each piece as a separate document on this submission. Flash (fiction or CNF) is the ONLY category where multiple pieces related to the same theme may be selected for publication.


POETRY

NonBinary Review accepts poetry of up to 3 pages in length. Poetry should be single spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. You may submit up to five files with this submission, but each poem must be submitted as a separate document.

VISUAL ART

We prefer high-resolution images in JPEG, PDF, TIFF, GIF or PNG format. Visual art must be related to each issue's theme and please attach only one file at a time. Each file must be accompanied by the artist's bio and an artist's statement, which should be submitted as a Word document or text file, double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font.


ALL SUBMISSIONS

Your 50-word bio should be included in your cover letter. You may submit more than one piece, but each piece must be submitted as a separate document. 



PAYMENT
NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry (singular poems or a suite)  and $25 per piece of visual art, payable upon receipt of the signed publication contract. In return, we ask for worldwide serial rights and electronic publishing rights. NonBinary Review does not accept previously published work unless specifically solicited by the editors. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. 


ALPHANUMERIC
If you are interested in your work appearing online, please indicate on your submission that you would like to be considered for our weekly online feature, Alphanumeric.  Alphanumeric pays a flat fee of $10 per piece regardless of genre or length, and adheres to the same theme and style conventions as the current reading period for NonBinary Review. Alphanumeric pieces will be published online for the 3 active months per each issue, after which, these pieces will be published as a compendium to the issue in which they were published.  All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. 


Authors and artists should state in their cover letters for which issue their submission is intended. Submissions not related to an upcoming issue's theme will be deleted unread. 

NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to some specific aspect of the source text (a character, episode, or setting). Submissions only related by a vague, general, thematic similarity are unlikely to be accepted.


We are open to submissions which relate to the entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's work--poetry as well as prose. We encourage you to explore Project Gutenberg for reference, and suggest Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV and Volume V of Poe's Complete Works, or The Complete Poetic Works as your source of inspiration (and accuracy.) 


Submissions which do not tie into the plots or make use of characters/settings from the stories WILL NOT be considered--there needs to be a clear connection to the source material. 


We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy.


FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, FLASH & HYBRID/EXPERIMENTAL

NonBinary Review accepts fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 5,000 words in length, although shorter is probably better. Fiction should be double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. Authors may submit up to 5 pieces of flash fiction, no more than 1000 words each, in this category. Please upload each piece as a separate document on this submission. Flash (fiction or CNF) is the ONLY category where multiple pieces related to the same theme may be selected for publication.


POETRY

NonBinary Review accepts poetry of up to 3 pages in length. Poetry should be single spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. You may submit up to five files with this submission, but each poem must be submitted as a separate document.

VISUAL ART

We prefer high-resolution images in JPEG, PDF, TIFF, GIF or PNG format. Visual art must be related to each issue's theme and please attach only one file at a time. Each file must be accompanied by the artist's bio and an artist's statement, which should be submitted as a Word document or text file, double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font.


ALL SUBMISSIONS

Your 50-word bio should be included in your cover letter. You may submit more than one piece, but each piece must be submitted as a separate document. 



PAYMENT
NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry (singular poems or a suite)  and $25 per piece of visual art, payable upon receipt of the signed publication contract. In return, we ask for worldwide serial rights and electronic publishing rights. NonBinary Review does not accept previously published work unless specifically solicited by the editors. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. 


ALPHANUMERIC
If you are interested in your work appearing online, please indicate on your submission that you would like to be considered for our weekly online feature, Alphanumeric.  Alphanumeric pays a flat fee of $10 per piece regardless of genre or length, and adheres to the same theme and style conventions as the current reading period for NonBinary Review. Alphanumeric pieces will be published online for the 3 active months per each issue, after which, these pieces will be published as a compendium to the issue in which they were published.  All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. 


Authors and artists should state in their cover letters for which issue their submission is intended. Submissions not related to an upcoming issue's theme will be deleted unread. 

Zoetic Press & NonBinary Review welcome reviews of books that are, as our name implies, not interested in the binaries, but instead, focus on those liminal spaces of being where all the really interesting human experiences tend to happen. We prefer reviews of books published by small presses, or books that might not receive the critical attention that you, the reader, thinks they deserve. We don’t believe in classism in publishing; if you want to review a title by a self-published author, it will receive the same respect and attention as a review for an author affiliated with a small press. We welcome especially reviews of authors whose work has been traditionally marginalized: female-identified authors, LGBTQ authors, authors of color, literature in translation (or in other languages—hey, send us a bilingual review & if it’s a well-written review we’ll be happy to publish it!)

 

What we’re looking for in review submissions: We want the reviews to synthesize an opinion on both the content of the work and the quality of the craft in the writing: is the book, in your opinion, worth reading? Please note here that we will decline outright and reviews which are malicious, or which address the personal life of the author in lieu of their work. We do not tolerate trolls. Quote enough to give the reader a taste of the book, but use sparingly: we favor reviews up to 1K words. When quoting from a book of poetry, please include to the title of the poem in italics along with the quote. Contextualize your review, where possible, so that the reader is equipped to understand your opinion on the book (e.g., for poetry reviews, make connections to language, imagery, and poetic technique; for nonfiction or essays, biographical notes or other information relevant to the subject of the book.) But more importantly, we’d like for you to be passionate about the book you’re reviewing—even if you passionately hate the book, tell us why (specifically, and articulately.)


Stylistic Guidelines:

We require that all submitted reviews adhere to the same stylistic conventions as other submissions to Zoetic Press & NonBinary Review: We prefer reviews up to 1,000 words in length, although shorter is probably better. Reviews must be double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman or similar font in a Word document or text file. Your 50-word bio should be included in your cover letter. You may submit more than one review, but each review must be submitted separately. 

 

We additionally require that each review include at the top of the page the following information (not included in the word count):

 

·         Title of Book/Chapbook/Zine

·         Author (or editor, translator, etc.)

·         Link to purchase book

·         Publisher’s name and Complete Street Address (if applicable, or author website if self-published)

·         Year of publication (we prefer new titles, but if there’s an indie publication that changed your life, we want to read about that, too)

·         Number of pages

·         Price

·         Format (hardcover, cloth, paperback, handbound, digital, PDF, etc.)

 

At this time, we do not pay for reviews. All reviews will be published online and archived so they are accessible to readers after the week in which they are featured.