Editor’s Desk – Week of January 30th, 2015

January 30, 2015


Dear Intrepid Readers,


If you’re on the East coast, we hope you got at least ONE snow day for all that hoopla.




While the East Coast was avoiding the yellow snow, we had a very productive week here at Zoetic Press and NonBinary Review.

First off, we want to welcome our two newest associate editors, 4-time NonBinary Review contributor Lennart Lundh and Antioch University of Los Angeles MFA candidate Lyndsay Hall! While we will definitely miss Lennart’s work gracing our digital pages, we are thrilled to welcome him as a reader and content curator. Likewise, we are delighted that our other new associate editor hails from our alma mater—Antioch writers are solid literary citizens and among the most forward-thinking working writers out there in the community. Welcome, Lennart & Lyndsay!

Speaking of editing, we’re happy with the submissions that are rolling in for our two upcoming issues, Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow and 1001 Arabian Nights—but we’d love to see more coming in. Share our guidelines with your friends, and make sure that you get your submissions in! We’re excited about these two themes, and we hope that you’re as inspired to write into these stories as we are to read whatever your imagination comes up with. This weekend is also your last chance to read Robin Wyatt Dunn’s “Pictures,” and get your stories in for the next round of Unbound Octavo! On Monday, we’ll be launching the third story of the first issue. Find out how to submit work to NonBinary Review or Unbound Octavo by visiting our guidelines page.

Have you visited the Alphanumeric page this week? This week, our featured piece is Emily Rose Cole’s “Tin Man Sings The Blues,” a delicate poem that packs an emotional wallop. Don’t forget to hop over to our YouTube channel where you can hear Emily reading her piece. We find it a treat when we have the chance to hear the work as the author intends it to be read.

Our contributors are always a busy bunch, and this week is no exception. If you’re traveling in or near Louisiana this spring, take a detour to the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe to see the work of NonBinary Review cover artists MANDEM! MANDEM’s work has been accepted into the Masur Museum’s 52nd Annual juried competition, where their short film, “Doll (Act III)” will be running from March 4-June 15 2015. This week also saw some of our contributing poets publishing work across the web: NBR#1 contributor Barbara Duffey’s erasure poem, “And No Machine Can Have New Ideas” is featured in the current issue of Midway Journal. Upcoming NBR#4 contributor Jenna Le has published another mythology-inspired poem, “Psych,” with Prelude Magazine—we hope that it’ll whet your appetite for more of her work. NBR#3 contributor E. Kristen Anderson shared her experience working with a high-profile magazine at the blog Poetry Has Value. To read more about that experience, check out her post, “Y U No Pay for PO, Fancy Mag?


Before we sign off this week, we just want to remind you of one thing:


Damn you, Buzzfeed.

But if you are going to be distracted on the internet, how about doing it with us? You can follow us on Facebook (NonBinary Review, Unbound Octavo, Zoetic Press, Lithomobilus) and also on Twitter (Zoetic/NBR and Litho). We also have a really fun Pinterest page and whenever possible, we post audio/video of our contributors’ work on our YouTube channel. Not a fan of social media, and just want the condensed version? Sign up for our monthly newsletter—we’re serious about your privacy, and promise not to flood your inbox.

Until next week—



Allie Marini Batts, Managing Editor

NonBinary Review & Zoetic Press