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. 


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  • 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. 

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.


This category is open to editors of literary journals/magazines ONLY. Authors of rejected pieces may contact the editors who rejected them to have their pieces submitted, but cannot submit themselves. 

Editors of literary journals have to make some hard calls when it comes to choosing what graces their pages. Sometimes, you're faced with two very similar pieces and have to choose one. Sometimes, space constraints mean that something you liked gets cut. What makes one good story just that tiny bit better than another? 

The Literary Whip is a semi-weekly podcast that talks to editors about their rejects. We publish the original stories online so that listeners can read what we read and follow along. 

We're looking for those stories that you almost accepted, but that ultimately didn't make the grade. Zoetic Press will contact your author for permission and will pay the author $20 for their piece to appear. The press will receive a plug on the show and on the website. We record via Skype, so you don't have to be local to our office to participate. 

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 Shirley Jackson's 1962 book We Have Always Lived In the Castle


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. If your bio is longer than 50 words, it WILL be edited for length if your piece is selected. 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 accepts previously published work as long as the original publication is clearly credited. 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 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 book The Little PrincePlease bear in mind that we're looking for pieces that relate to the BOOK ONLY. References to any of the movies or to the cartoon will not be accepted. 


Submissions which do not tie into the plots or make use of characters/settings from the book 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. If your bio is longer than 50 words, it WILL be edited for length if your piece is selected. You may submit more than one piece, but each piece must be submitted as a separate document. A high-quality headshot (preferably not a selfie or out-of-focus photo) should also accompany your submission, although if you prefer not to include a photo of yourself, you may include any image you feel is emblematic of you. 



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 accepts previously published work as long as the original publication is clearly credited. 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, one every other week, and also published as an appendix to the issue for which they were submitted.  All contributors will receive a complimentary .pdf copy of the issue in which their work appears. 


Submissions not related to this issue's theme will be deleted unread. 
Want to get some experience in the world of independent publishing?

Do you want to learn more about how producing a literary publication works? 

Do you want to get the inside scoop on what we're doing next, and have a hand in making it happen? 

Would you like the mentorship of an entire group of editors? 

Send us a a few paragraphs about your experience in editing and why you'd like to be part of Zoetic Press. Even if you have ZERO experience, we welcome your words—after all, how do you GET experience if no one is willing to let you get a foot in the door? 

If you'd like to learn Wordpress, Squarespace, InDesign or any of the other systems we use and help us with things like layout and posting, we'd LOVE to teach them to you! 

This is an unpaid position, but it IS a time commitment, and it does pay you in experience, camaraderie, and literary pride. 

Right now we're looking for help with: 
  • website maintenance
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  • general adminny keeping track of stuff kinds of things
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