The prose and poetry in this issue helped out editorial team find beauty and peace both through the pandemic and through Hurricane Ida. We hope you love them as deeply as we do. Fiction by Nicole VanderLinden, Mike Itaya, Heather Monley, Banzelman Guret, and Lucy Zhang; poetry by Ashley Crout, Jacob Griffin Hall, Amanda Gaines, Maari Carter, Maegan Gonzales, Bernardo Wade, Athena Nassar, Joanna Fuhrman, and Elizabeth Bergstrom; and nonfiction by Dan Leach and Sofía Aguilar. Find this issue’s interviews at the New Orleans Review website.
In Fall of 2020, literary magazine New Orleans Review released its first-ever issue devoted entirely to poetry and prose by queer writers. The issue also featured interviews with four artists from the LGBTQAI2+ community. Editor Lindsay Sproul, the first queer editor of the journal, states in the Editor’s Note: “As editor, I will continue to seek out the work of queer writers, and to hold intersectionality and advocacy at the center of our journal.”
Contributors in the Fall 2020 issue include Cassidy Wells, Jordan Lassiter, Lisa Ahima, Kimberly Pollard, Jason Villemez, Kate Milliken, Buzz Mauro, Corinne Manning, Rita Mookerjee, Kathleen Balma, Ava Dadvand, Zach Linge, Steven Cordova, Danley Romero, Eleanor Garran, and Jennifer Steil.
Read this issue and consider submitting work to future issues. For the month of February, Black History Month, black writers can submit their work for free.
Find out more about the new online version of New Orleans Review. Contributors: Danley Romero, Kaylie Saidin, Britton Hanson, Maria Kuznetsova, Apryl Lee, Diana Valenzuela, Anna Claire Hodge, Ryan Burgess, Rage Hezekiah, Julia Cohen and Lisa Nikolidakis. Cover by Ashley Longshore.