NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen.

Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—we love work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, and we’re entranced by that which we cannot easily describe.

Each issue will focus on a single theme. Upcoming themes:

Issue #12: The works of Edgar Allan Poe
(debuts 3/3/2017)

Issue #13: – Urban Legends and Rumors
(closes 5/1/2017)

Issue #14: Hans Christian Andersen
(closes 7/31/2017)

Zoetic Press is also putting together an anthology due out winter 2017:

A Phoenix First Must Burn

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.”
—Octavia Butler

The past few years have brought the injustices suffered by people of color into sharp relief. Not just because people of color are being victimized and killed, but because when people of color rightly bring attention to the realities of their situation, they are shouted down by white people, and their experiences erased.

This puts people of color in a better position than anyone to write about dystopian futures, and we want to hear about those futures. Take the events of the present to their logical conclusion. Introduce a new catastrophe that makes things worse, if possible. Tell us about the superpowers we will have to develop to survive. Tell us the story of our future with yourself as the lead character.

This issue will be open only to people of color. Author headshots are required for this issue, although you can specify that they not be published.

Want to get a better sense of what we’re looking for? Check out our interview at Six Questions For… . For more detailed guidelines, please expand the guidelines box of the genre you’re submitting to on our Submittable page.

For submissions in all genres:

  • Your 50-word bio should be included in your cover letter.
  • You may submit more than one piece, but each piece must be submitted separately.
  • Please attach only one file at a time.
  • Submissions that are not related to an upcoming theme or that do not conform to the guidelines will be deleted unread.