“The BeZine” – Submission Guidelines updated and Themes through December 2016 announced
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. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 provide us with 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.
We will consider work that has been published elsewhere but the copyright must be yours. You retain your copyright for work published in The BeZine. We regret that we are unable to offer payment or editorial feedback.
We address a new theme each month, 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.
Should you have anything to submit that is over 1,000 words, please forward only a brief one-paragraph summary description for our initial evaluation. All creative arts are acceptable: visual arts, literature and poetry, music and film.
The following themes are approved through December 2016 by the Core Team and friends of The BeZine.
September – Poverty (Michael Dickel hosts)
September 26 – 100TPC/Poverty (Michael Dickel hosts)
October – Visual Arts: Shape, Color, Movement, Meaning
November – At-risk Youth (Terri Stewart hosts)
December – The Hero’s Journey
January – Parents and Parenting
February – All God’s Creatures
March – The Joys of Nature: Wilderness, Gardens and Green Spaces
April – interNational Poetry Month
May – The Books That Changed Our Lives
June – What! You too?: Joys in Friendship
July – Faith: In Things Seen and Unseen
August – Hope: Great Expectations and Quiet Desires
September – 100,000 Poets for Change
October – Rituals for Peace, Healing, Unity (Terri Stewart hosts)
November – Caritas/Chesed/Metta
December – The Healing Power of the Arts
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Be the peace.
Update: September 2, 2015