The BeZine


Type Of Organization
Online
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
MISSION STATEMENT The BeZine’s mission is to foster proximity and understanding through our shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited and to make—however modest—a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as compassion, hope, friendship, reason and birth. Our focus is on sacred space (common ground) and activism as expressed through the arts. Our work covers four quarterly themes—SustainABILITY, Waging Peace, Social Justice, and Life of the Spirit & Activism—from a range of affirming perspectives expressed respectfully primarily through literature—poetry, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction— and the arts—music, visual art, videos, photography, and reviews.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter and Facebook
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Michael Dickel
Contact Title
Editor
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, audio, video
Submissions Policy
THE BEZINE THEMES AND READING PERIODS FOR EACH QUARTER • March: sustainABILITY: shaping uncertain future(s) (READING PERIOD: January 15 -February 15) • June: Waging Peace: balancing global crises & needs (READING PERIOD: April 15- May 15) • September: Social Justice: listening, learning, reaching out (READING PERIOD: July 15 – August 15) • December: A Life of the Spirit: Fuel for Change (READING PERIOD: October 15 – November 15)
 WE SEEK • fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, art and photography, cartoons, music videos, reviews and • interviews, and documentary videos. • feature articles (should include sources). • poems based on news (should include sources if possible). • work intended for our blog or for our quarterly issue (see details in submission guidelines). • We accept previously published work, including work appearing on Social Media, so long as you hold the copyright. Please include relevant citations and links. HOW TO SEND • Only email ([email protected]) submissions will be read. • Prose, poetry, and hybrid: please submit as a word processing file attachment (Word, Pages, Open Document, or RTF — NOT PDF, NOT GOOGLE DOC). —Work must be submitted in English and properly edited. Submissions in other languages are encouraged but please forward with a high-quality English translation. • Prose should be no more than 2,500 words. • Poetry should be no more than three poems of less than 60 lines each, or 180 lines total (i.e., 1 poem = 180 lines, 2 poems = 180 lines, 3 poems = 180 lines, maximum). • We may make editorial suggestions for submitted work before we accept it. • Photographs or artwork: submit as an attached jpg file of high resolution (preferably 300 DPI at least 1800 x 1800). Do not submit files over 5MB, please. • Video / music: submit links to audio or video work in the body of the email with a short (50–75 word) synopsis of the video. See more details in submission guidelines. • For groups of works that you expect to be published together (for example, 3 poems or 3 flash fiction pieces, a group of photos), suggest a short title for the whole group. COPYRIGHT • You retain your copyright for work published in The BeZine or the Blog. By submitting to The BeZine, you agree to give us the rights to publish thee work on our site and to archive the work, if we accept your work. PAYMENT • We regret that we are unable to offer payment or editorial feedback. While we don’t offer payment, neither do we charge for submissions or subscriptions.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
1 - 2 months
Author Payments
none
Number Of Unpaid Staff
4
Year Founded
2014
Number Of Issues Per Year
4
Ads?
no
Average Page Views Per Month
8,050 based on all-time views
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
1,322 asked on all-time views
Publish Print Anthology?
no
Fiction
7
Nonfiction
7
Poetry
55
Reviews
1
Essays
7
Art
15
Translation
2
Audio
1
Video
5

Online