The BeZine is published monthly on the fifteenth of the month. We suggest that you read our Intro and Mission Statement and at least three back issues of The BeZine before submitting work for possible publication here.
Please be mindful that our core team, guest contributors and readers represent the world’s diversity. Nonviolence, respect and inclusion are core values here.
All work must be submitted in English and properly edited for publication. Submissions in other languages are acceptable only if they are accompanied by an English translation.
Please send submissions to email@example.com and put “submission” in the subject line. If you were referred by one of our core team please put his or her name in the subject line along with “submission.” Please include a brief bio not a curriculum vitae. If you have published the work submitted on your own website, blog, YouTube channel or other online venue you may send a link. Response time is generally six weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: We apply the same standards with regard to content, quality, submission guidelines and reading policy that all high-caliber literary magazines do with the exception that we will consider work that is already published online. The copyright, however, must be yours.
DEADLINE: The 10th of each month.
THEMES for remianing months, 2017:
May – Honesty and Transparency, the Post-truth Era
June – Environmental Justice/Climate Change: Farming and Access to Water
July – Prison Culture/Restorative Justice, Terri Stewart
August – Theatre, a theatre person will be the lead, the name to be announced
September – 100,000 Poets (and other artisits) for Change, Michael Dickel
October – Music, John Anstie
November – Hunger, Poverty and the Working Class as Slave Labor
December – Spiritual Paradigms, Awakenings, Miracles
COPYRIGHT: You retain your copyright for work published in The BeZine. If you are doing multiple submissions, please let us know that you have submitted the work to other publications and advise us when and if the work is accepted elsewhere. From our perspective this does not preclude publication here but we need to know if another publisher has contracted for first-time or exclusive rights.
We regret that we are unable to offer payment or editorial feedback.
We address a new theme each month (as above), but we are also interested in cultural and religious material – especially seasonal – which should be submitted at least three months in advance. We appreciate work that expresses a love for traditions and rituals and offers education. These features are generally collected under “More Light,” a general interest section.
All creative arts that lend themselves to online publication are acceptable for consideration: visual arts, literature and poetry, and music and film (video). Please, no more than one submission a month.
FICTION/NONFICTION/ESSAY: Should you have anything to submit for consideration that is over 1,000 words, please forward a brief one-paragraph summary description for our initial evaluation.
POETRY: If you are submitting poetry, please don’t bomb us with work. Restrict your submissions to three at a time every three months or one poem every month. Be selective.
VIDEO: One video at a time, once a month.
PHOTOGRAPHS and ILLUSTRATIONS: If you include these with your poems and features, then you must include the source with url and licensing information. We do not accept work that is not properly – respectfully – credited.
READING SCHEDULE: At the time of this writing, we read submissions from the fifth through the tenth of the month every month.
Send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Be the peace.
Update: February 1, 2017