Bone flute, over 41,000 years old, photo courtesy of dalbera under CC BY 2.0

 “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

THE BeZINE submissions for the October 2017 issue – themed Music – are open and the deadline is October 10thSend submissions to me at Publication is October 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos or essays), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. No demographic restrictions.

Submissions of work on your country and its history and culture are welcome no matter your citizenship, national origin, first language, religion or lack thereof. The more diverse the representation, the better. English only or accompanied by translation into English. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro/Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. We DO NOT publish anything that promotes hate, divisiveness or violence or that is scornful or in any way dismissive of “other” peoples. The lead for the October issue is Sheffield poet and musician, John Anstie (My Poetry Library and 42).

Note: I’ll consider previously published work as long as you hold the copyright. / J.D.

LOGO CONTEST: Guns Don’t Save People, Poets Do

Asking yourself: What can I do about horrors like Las Vegas and Sandy Hook? Give your thoughts a platform, be apart of the solution…design our GUNS DON’T SAVE LIVES, POETS DO2017 logo. Facebook friends, fans and followers will be the judges. Send entry to


DEADLINE: December 1st, 2017



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