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Who are we?

beestung is a quarterly online micro-magazine for non-binary and two-spirit writers and readers, with an emphasis on intracommunity sensibilities. beestung resists the canon and all forms of bigotry.

beestung considers poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrids, and art, by creators who fall under the non-binary umbrella. Multilingual work and work in translation is welcome. Historically underrepresented writers are encouraged to send work. beestung pays a $20 honorarium to writers and artists selected for publication.

Who is non-binary?

That’s up to you. If you’re unsure whether to send in work, please email beestung@sundresspublications.com.

How do I send in work?

Please email all pieces for consideration to beestung@sundresspublications.com along with a brief biographical note.

There is no reading fee. Simultaneously submissions are encouraged, and we cannot accept previously-published work. Please expect at least 4 months for a response. As we are a small quarterly publication, you’ll be informed if your work is long-listed for a future issue. If your simultaneously-sent work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know.

Please send writing in either .docx or pdf format, and art as low-resolution samples in either .jpg or .png format.

beestung is open for submissions.

Questions?

Please email beestung@sundresspublications.com.

We want to read your writing that stings, and your writing that drips with sweetness. Your writing that buzzes.

beestung is edited by Sarah Clark and is based in Philadelphia, PA.