The BeZine

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Michael
Dickel
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Jan 15 to Mar 15
Apr 15 to May 15
Jul 15 to Aug 15
Oct 15 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
0
Issue Price: 
0
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10–20

The BeZine is an online quarterly magazine that publishes poetry, creative non-fiction, photo essays, fiction, and art related to social issues and spirituality (broadly defined). It focuses on the themes of peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice—but through the lens of creative writing and arts.

Please check the submission guidelines so your work matches the issue’s theme. 

Sara Watkins

Author Bio: Sara Watkins is a full-time developmental editor, part-time author, and freelance collector of tiny, fat dragons— no one pays her to collect them, she just enjoys it. She has been published in Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, and Blink Ink. Sara Watkins can be reached via www.sarawatkins.net or @saranadebooks.

Person Bio: I'm a 25-year-old disabled woman. Reading and writing helps me to remember that I'm much more than my illnesses; I'm a writer, I'm an editor, I'm a student, and a wife, and a person. Through my work, I hope to bring light to disability and share that some experiences are universal; despite our differences, we are not alone. My literary circle has severely dwindled since the start of the pandemic due due to being immunocompromised, so I'm looking for a group to share the literary experience with! Accountability partners are always appreciated.

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Pennsylvania
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Humor, Literary Fiction, Love, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Poetry, Young Adult
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Dave Palmer

I've been writing quite a bit lately -- around 150k words in the past couple years.  I have several short stories, two novels at the alpha level, and a few poems.  Besides a novel that I self-published several years ago and some academic papers, I don't have anything published.  Right now, I'm not looking for anything in particular in a writing group, just seeing what's out there.  

Location: 
Wilseyville, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

LauraELauth

Laura Lauth teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House, where she served as founding director from 2002-2005. She was recipient of the Orlando Prize in Poetry and The Tupelo Broadside Prize, and her poems have recently appeared in Bellevue Literary ReviewThe Los Angeles ReviewTikkun, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
District Of Columbia
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Translation
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Attend(ed) a PhD program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.

swifts & slows: a quarterly of crisscrossings

Basic Information
P.O. Box 157
New York
New York
United States
10276
Contact Information
Randee
Silv
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4

 swifts & slows features poetry and poetic collaborations with focus on experimental poetry, prose poetry and visual poetry.  It is always on the lookout for work that pushes the gamut of possibilities.

We're open to all voices and conversations. 

Sreya

I am looking for a group where I can get some feedback on my writing that I hav done over the course of the week. I want to get exposed to diverse writing so as to be able to expand and grow creatively. I have been writing since past 6 months and have attended 2 workshops, (4 week and 8 week). I want to be able to break away from structural barriers that I tend to get stuck into, explore different themes through the writing pieces others have to share. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Hyderabad
India
Genres: 
Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Love, Poetry, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips.

meets
Weekly.

Add to Cart Magazine

Basic Information
23 Longford St
Roseville
Australia
2069
Contact Information
Maheesha
Sabapathy
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
6
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1

Add to Cart Magazine seeks experimental, avant-garde, and challenging writing and art that pushes well beyond comfortable boundaries, whether they be of form, style, or thought. It is open to “neglected voices and forms.”

We all tend to write to please an audience, but, whether or not you have been published, if you have a voice that you are worried to share because it may confuse or confront your audience, yet it is nonetheless valuable and precious, then we are for you.

Josalyn Knapic

I am an American expat living in South Korea, where I teach university English language and literature. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. My essays and short stories have been published in venues such as Scoundrel Time, Raleigh Review, DIAGRAM, and BOAAT. I have also worked on various literary magazines as editorial staff. I am looking for an English speaking literary writing community that provides discussion, accountability, critique, and workshop. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Daejeon
South Korea
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Lyric Essay
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Have workshop experience
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Writing exercises, Accountability partners, Discussion, Reading.

Southern Lit Crit

Monthly feedback group writing and reading work set in or about the American South. Short fiction only (no novels-in-progress, sorry). Stories will be submitted to the group for feedback two weeks before meeting with comments/suggestions from fellow members provided via track changes. Group will then meet to give the writer an opportunity to ask fellow members specific questions they may have, either to clarify comments or in general. 

Y'all means all, so we're open to genres, but writing must be about the South or writer must be Southern. This group was started by a Kentuckian who moved to New York City, joined a writers' group, and got tired of explaining that yes, Southern characters can have extensive vocabularies or what a dry county is every time she shared a story. Not that we can't write for readers outside our region, but in receiving feedback from authors we are in partnership with, we should not have to constantly explain, apologize for, or adjudicate it. We write the South as it is, no apologies, and want feedback from others on how to make these stories better.

Interested in joining? We'd love to have you! Email Terena Elizabeth Bell at terenaebell [at] gmail.com, send her a Twitter direct message @TerenaBell, or flag her down this month at AWP.

Thanks, y'all.

Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Erotica, Experimental, Feminist, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Pop Culture, Regional, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Appalachian, Other, Southern
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 6.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Discussion.

meets
Monthly.

Half Mystic Press

Basic Information
2746 Frist Center
Princeton University
City: 
Princeton
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
08544
Contact Information
Topaz
Winters
Editor-in-Chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Half Mystic, established in 2015, is an independent, internationally-acclaimed publishing house, literary journal, and arts organisation dedicated to the celebration of music in all its forms.

We are interested in music, in every form that takes. More specifically: we like books that are different from anything we’ve ever published, books that introduce music into their lexicon in stunning and surprising ways. We look for work that defies genre, accounts for the unaccountable, wakes us up, burns us whole. We generally gravitate to the lyrical over the straight-talking and the surreal over the down-to-earth—but also, we like to be surprised.

Representative Authors: 

Hazem Fahmy, Marie Conlan, Sammie Downing, Adrienne Novy, Lucy Hannah Ryan, Tamara Jobe, Melissa Atkinson Mercer

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
0
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
IngramSpark
Publishing type: 

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