NonBinary Review is open for submissions on the theme of "family." Just as each of us carries many identities within us, each of us belongs to many families. There's our family of origin, often complicated and tumultuous, that leaves an indelible impression on our physical selves (as powerfully expressed in the poetry of Philip Larkin). Some of us have foster or adoptive families that further complicated our childhood sense of ourselves in the world. There's our family of choice, those people we gather to us to be our support system as we grow and change. There are families of affinity: people with whom we share common interests or experiences. But those aren't the sum total of possibility.
Who are your family? How do you relate to them? How has family shaped your life and your responses to the world? What is the gulf between the family you need and the family you have? We want to know about your relationships and how they shaped you, rather than hearing the story of your (no doubt wonderful) grandpa, Auntie Bertha, or Little Timmy. We want to hear about your accidental families, your surprise families, your fucked-up families, and the ways you have carved out a place in your life and heart for them, or managed to build a much-needed barrier between you and them.
All submissions must have a clear relationship to our theme and be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman, or they will be rejected. Submitters may include up to five poems per submission, but each must be a separate file. NonBinary Review pays a $10 flat fee for poetry.
To submit Visual Art, use this link.
To submit Prose, use this link.