SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. Note that submissions
received outside of any announced reading period will be returned
publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction and visual art, but
we are open to cross-genre and/or unclassifiable work, too.
Novel excerpts are fine as long as they can stand alone as
complete pieces. Please read all policies and guidelines
before sending us your work.
• We do
not accept simultaneous submissions. That said, we
do try very hard to respond to your submission in a timely
manner. Submissions that are noted as simultaneous will be
sending several poems or shorter prose pieces in a single
submission is encouraged, we do not accept multiple
submissions at the same time; please wait for our
response before sending a new submission.
allow up to four months for us to respond to your submission.
Generally, we will do our best to respond as soon as we can,
but sometimes it might take up to four months. If it has been
longer than 16 weeks, feel free to send us an email requesting
a submission status.
• Fiction and prose entries must be typed and double-spaced;
please do not exceed 25 pages (approx. 7000 words) for fiction
submissions. Poetry entries must be typed; please
do not exceed 10 pages for poetry submissions.
artists -- be advised that Beeswax rarely publishes in color;
our preferred medium is black and white/grayscale. We love
all kinds of art, from photography to comic books and beyond,
so if you have something visual, send it our way. We also
love work that combines text and art, and we are absolutely
all-for artist collaboration; we would be happy to consider
your collaborative work. Please send pdfs or low res
files; if we are interested in high res versions of your files,
we will contact you.
a cover letter that gives us a brief idea of who you are
and what kind of work you do/have done. Please include your
phone number, email and mailing address in your cover letter.
does not currently offer payment for publication. However,
writers and artists published in Beeswax will receive two
complimentary copies of the issue in which they appear.
two options for submitting to Beeswax:
Your submission must be attached as a Word document or PDF
file. Please include a brief cover letter in the body of your
email. Email submissions can be sent to submissions(at)beeswaxmagazine.com.
Please note that our mailing address recently changed; the
new one is listed below. Also please be sure to include a
brief cover letter and SASE with your submission.
248 Third Street, #733
Oakland, California, 94607