Editor’s Letter- Week of March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015


Dear Intrepid Readers,

Are you ready for NonBinary Review #4, Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable?


How about now?

In addition to twelve amazing Alphanumeric features, which you’ll be able to read online (Have you checked out cover artist MANDEM’s graphic novel “Asterios”, Jessie Janeshek’s “Minotaur Nutrition”, or Laura Madeline Wiseman’s “Local Monsters? Go on, we’ll wait), we’ve filled this issue with thirty pieces of fiction, flash fiction and poetry, all inspired by classical mythology.

The past few weeks have been really busy ones for our contributors—just take a look at some of the things they’ve been doing lately! Here’s what’s been happening with some of our poets: Jenna Le has a poem, “Birth Control,” in the current issue of Hyphen, Alexis Quinlan has four poems in the newest issue of Wicked Alice, and Nathan Tompkins is one of the featured readers on The Hour That Stretches podcast. Jen Stein and Aghori Shaivite both have new fiction pieces out this week for your reading pleasure—check out Jen’s story, “Milk Carton,” over at Luna Luna Magazine, or if you’re in the mood for something a little bit darker, sit down for a spell with Aghori’s piece, “Jest In Case,” at Dark Chapter Press. This week wasn’t just one for publishing creative work, but also for literary engagement! E. Kristin Anderson has a fantastic blog up this week, “Collecting Rejection,” which may help you get some perspective if you’re hitting a wall in terms of your submissions. Lillian Sluglocki has a guest blog post over at JordanRosenfeld.net, “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer,” a position that many of us can relate to at different points in our writing career. American Microreviews has a review of Laura Madeline Wiseman’s “Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience,” reviewed by poetess extraordinaire Kristina Marie Darling. Looking for more involvement? Sundress Publications SAFTA residencies are open for applications, and we happen to know that the people running this collective are a fantastic bunch of people who will feed you well & help you get inspired at a Tennessee holler—get the details here. Finally, our cover artists MANDEM are curating a juried show themed around Rape Culture—to get more information on the project and the necessity of such a show, visit the project guidelines page.

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Until next week—



Allie Marini Batts, Managing Editor