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Taking Submissions: NonBinary Review #25 Prohibition

July 31, 2021

Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Payment: 1 cent per word for prose, $10 for poetry
Theme: Prohibition

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. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to our theme. Submissions with no clear relationship to the theme will be rejected. Although you may submit more than once, we can only accept ONE piece per author/artist per issue.

We are open to submissions which relate to the idea of PROHIBITION.  

We know — the United States during Prohibition, which lasted from January 17, 1920 through December 5, 1933, was tough. We’ve heard all the stories about the bootleggers and the rum runners and the speakeasies. We’ve read all about Carrie Nation, the American Temperance Union, and Eliot Ness. We’d like to see what else you’ve got. Have you got a story about what life would look like if orange juice had been prohibited, rather than alcohol? How about a story of someone from another country coming to the US during Prohibition? How about a story about things that were invented during Prohibition specifically because alcohol wasn’t available? We’d LOVE to see those!


NonBinary Review accepts fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 3,000  words in length, although shorter is probably better. Fiction should be double spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman in a  Word document or text file. We do not accept .pdfs. Authors may submit more than one short story or essay, but must submit each one separately. Authors may submit up to 5 pieces of flash fiction, no more than 1000  words each, as a single submission, but please upload each piece as a separate document.


NonBinary Review accepts poetry up to 3 pages in length. Poetry should be single spaced, 12-point type, in Times New Roman in a Word document or text file. We do not accept .pdfs. You may submit up to five files with this submission, but each poem must be submitted as a separate document.


Visual art is now being accepted in a separate category. To submit visual art for consideration, click here.


Your bio should be included in your cover letter. It will be edited for length if your piece is selected. A high-quality headshot (preferably not a selfie or out-of-focus photo) should also accompany your submission, although if you prefer not to include a photo of yourself, you may include any image you feel is emblematic of you. If you do not choose to submit a headshot with your accepted work, we will use an issue-specific graphic.


NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for prose, 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. NonBinary Review accepts previously published work as long as the original publication is clearly credited. All contributors will receive a complimentary .pdf copy of the issue in which their work appears.


If you  are interested in your work appearing in our podcast, indicate in your submission that you are willing to appear in Alphanumeric. Pieces chosen for Alphanumeric will be recorded and be featured on our website as well as being included in the issue. Pieces chosen for Alphanumeric will not receive any additional compensation. All contributors will receive a complimentary .pdf copy of the issue in which their work appears.

All work may be edited for typos and punctuation

Via: NonBinary Review’s Submittable.


July 31, 2021