BeMused Submission Guidelines
Showcase original work of talented women and men in traditional and experimental modes. All authors/artists must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions sought to coincide with issue's theme and in general along BellaOnline's missions of women, empowerment, charity, the environment and of course artistic/literary merit. We publish quarterly - on the equinoxes and the solstices.
We strongly believe in the reputation and friendly atmosphere that BellaOnline has created. No erotica, no rape, no nudity, no profanity, no fan fiction, no article reprints. Of course, original work only.
All accepted works subject to minor editing for length and appropriateness.
We auto-reply for receipt of all recipients, and send a follow-up email on acceptance or rejection of a submission. We will reply to submissions within 6 months. All decisions of our editorial board are final. If your entry is not accepted, you can resubmit after one year.
Submissions should be unpublished elsewhere on the web, as we will acquire first, worldwide electronic rights. Artists/writers understand they are submitting their work at will and thus the submissions are always their property. Rights revert to the author immediately after publication
All BellaOnline review submissions are done online, using our online form. No other submissions shall be accepted.
At this time we do not offer payment - only fame and notoriety via byline, bio and publishing links.
The power of storytelling is what women and men have used throughout history to help shape their communities and forge their own paths. Fiction can take one away to an imaginary world or cause one to pause and self-reflect. It can make us laugh, cry, and even change our way of life. This is the type of fiction BeMused seeks to publish: Stories that enchant, delight, reflect on womanhood, femininity, men relating to women, families, self-growth, change, or courage. Or course, we remain open to any good fiction, so do not look at these guidelines as all-inclusive.
The best writing, the clever and artistic use of language, plot and character which will attract the Fiction Editorial Board to publishing your piece.
Details: Please send up to five original stories of no more than 5,000 words in length. No gratuitous or graphic violence, porn, or overly moralistic stories, please.