Submissions

What is #EnbyLife?

#EnbyLife is an online journal by and for non-binary and gender diverse people.

For more info, visit the About #EnbyLife page.

Who can submit?

If you fall under the gender diverse and/or non-binary umbrella (e.g. genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, bigender, demigender, non-binary trans women and nonbinary trans men, gender questioning, just to name a few …) — we want your work! If you’re worried that you’re not ‘non-binary enough’ to submit to #EnbyLife, let us reassure you: YOU ARE NON-BINARY ENOUGH.

I’m cisgender, can I submit something to #EnbyLife?

No. If you are cisgender (i.e. identify with the gender you were assigned at birth), we recommend you seek out other submission opportunities.

When are submissions open?

Submissions to #EnbyLife are currently open indefinitely. Follow our Twitter and Instagram so you can stay updated!

How do I submit my work?

Submit to #EnbyLife by emailing enbylife.submissions@gmail.com with the subject line SUBMISSION: Title of your submission. If relevant, please also include content/trigger warnings at the top of the document or in the body of your email. You’re also welcome to include a short bio or a bit about yourself – we’d love to get to know you.

What can I submit?

Poetry including text and visual poems, essays, non-fiction, short stories, flash fiction and micro fiction, comics, artwork and illustrations, audio such as slam poems and music, RPGs and text-based games, digital zines, hybrid and experimental pieces, AND work that doesn’t fall neatly into any of these categories. If you think we can put it on a website, send it our way!

For written work, we’d prefer your submission to be under 5000 words. We also do not accept full manuscripts.

You’re welcome to submit multiple pieces to us, preferably up to 5. You can pick and choose what you send, for example, 3 poems and 2 artworks. You can also just sent us 1 or 2 pieces at a time. Follow your heart 🙂

Will I get paid?

Yes! #EnbyLife pays $20 (AUD) honorarium to each artist published.

This small amount is not a reflection of your work. We wish we could pay you more but we don’t have the budget. We continue to seek funding and grant opportunities every year.

#EnbyLife is currently funded through the generosity of Patreon and was previously funded by the Gender Reveal Podcast Grant.

When I submit, do I need to use my name?

You can use a name of your choice, a pseudonym, or remain anonymous. Totally up to you!

Can I submit previously published work?

While we generally prefer new work, we’re very happy to consider previously published work. For example, if a previously published piece had a small local or zine readership, or was published under an old/dead name (we’d love to help you see your previous work published under your new/correct name!)

If in doubt, send us an email with an enquiry.

How can I spread the word about #EnbyLife submissions?

Please feel free to print out our A4 submissions flyer in colour or black & white and pop them up around your community. Thank you in advance! We love you!

Why wasn’t my submission chosen for publication?

#EnbyLife aims to publish as many non-binary and gender diverse creatives as possible within our budget. Unfortunately we can’t publish every submission we receive, due to receiving a large number of submissions or because a creative piece isn’t the right fit for the journal on this occasion. When our editors have enough time and spoons, we try our best to give feedback on declined submissions.