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
FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, FLASH & HYBRID/EXPERIMENTAL
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
multiple pieces related to the same theme may be selected for
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.
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.
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.
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.
are interested in your work appearing online, please indicate on your
submission that you would like to be considered for our weekly online
. 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.
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.