Editor’s Desk – Week of February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015


Dear Intrepid Readers,


We can see March from where we’re standing. Oh, yes we can. And with March comes the spring issue of NonBinary Review—can you believe that winter is almost officially over? It feels like just yesterday we released NonBinary Review #3: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and brought you weekly online features through Alphanumeric. That means that next Tuesday’s Alphanumeric will be the last Wizard of Oz piece, and that March 3 we will bring you the FIRST Alphanumeric issue for the Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable issue of NonBinary Review! It’s a kickoff that you don’t want to miss. Here’s a teaser: it’s by our talented cover artists MANDEM. But this also means that on March 3, all of the Wizard of Oz Alphanumeric features will be archived & bundled into the Wizard of Oz issue of NonBinary Review.

We promise not to Kanye you, Wizard of Oz issue


This week, our editors have been swimming in the deep waters of Bulfinch’s Mythology, and building the new issue to bring to you next month. We’re so thankful to have our new associate editors Len, Lyndsay, & Sarah to help lighten the load, because we’re still open for the next two issues: The King In Yellow & 1001 Arabian Nights. Even in the thick of producing the Bulfinch’s issue, we’re crazy excited about how the next two issues are shaping up. We’ve got some great reads in store for you.

This week, we want to give shout-outs to two of our favorite contributors, who are always pretty busy. NBR #2: Frankenstein contributor Daniel Ari has three erasure poems up over at Festival Writers. Erasure poems are really fascinating to us, because they create something entirely new out of something that was already there. The 2nd and 3rd of Daniel’s pieces are sourced from song lyrics—can you guess what song? We couldn’t, & we’re usually pretty good at this game. NBR#3: The Wizard of Oz contributor Nathan Tompkins has some new work in the current issue of Calliope, which is available as a free download for your reading enjoyment. We’ve been lucky enough the feature the work of these two fine poets in previous issues, and we look forward to bringing you more of their work again in the future.

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Until next week—



Allie Marini Batts, Managing Editor