The BeZine is published quarterly on the fifteenth of March, June, September and December. Please read our Intro and Mission Statement and at least one back issue of The BeZine before submitting work for consideration. Each issue is theme based.
Please be mindful that our core team (The Bardo Group Beguines), guest contributors and readers represent the world’s diversity. Nonviolence, respect and inclusion are core values.
All work must be submitted in English and properly edited for publication. Submissions in other languages are fine but only if they are accompanied by an English translation.
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 their 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.
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. The copyright, however, must be yours.
DEADLINE: The 10th of the month prior to the publication date, but for the June issue it is extended through May 20th. You still have some time.
Themes each year are consistent with the concerns of the global movement cofounded by Michael Rosenberg and Terri Carrion, 100,000 Poets (and others) for Change:
- March, Peace;
- June, Sustainability;
- September, Social Justice
… and for December the shared value of The Bardo Group Beguines:
- a life of the spirit.
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 in The BeZine 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. However, while we don’t offer payment we also don’t charge submission or reading fees or subscription fees. This effort is entirely volunteer run, a gift of love.
Some issues will include a subtheme and for June it is Domestic and Gendered abuse. As of today (May 15, 2018) I have sufficient materal from women and would be interested in reviewing the work of other genders.)
All creative arts that lend themselves to online publication are acceptable for consideration: visual arts, literature and poetry, and music and film (video).
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 preliminary 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. Be selective. Send your best.
VIDEO: One video at a time.
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, the reading schedule is variable but a regular schedule is forthcoming and will be announced.
Send your work for the zine to us at the email@example.com.
NEW THIS YEAR: We’ll submit nominations for The Pushcart Prize, probably in October. The BeZine welcomes – encourages – work from the world community, but The Pushcart Prize is only open to citizens of the United States.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Be the peace.
Jamie Dedes, Founding and Managing Editor
Update: May 15, 2018