Geez Magazine is inviting submissions of pitches for publication on their platform. Submit your pitches and get published!
Geez magazine is a quarterly, non-proﬁt, ad-free, print magazine about social justice, art, and activism for people at the fringes of faith in both Canada and the US. Geez is for the over-churched, out-churched, un-churched and maybe even the un-churchable.
- Keep pitches brief, write the way you speak, tell them why your idea or story is important, indicate sources you plan to use, and say something about why you are qualified to write this piece. Please also include a brief bio about yourself. If you already have a completed manuscript, poem, photo or design, feel free to submit it as well.
- Experience in contemplation and activism are more important than whether or not you have been published before.
- Preference given to: solid writing, the unchurched or outchurched, folks holding marginalized identities, people with dirt under their fingernails (literally), atheist grandmothers, small-town skateboarders, corporate defectors and feminist parents.
- Write as though your audience will include:
- disgruntled children of hook-line-sinker conservative Christians;
- spirited activists;
- over-churched souls (who still believe the world needs some soulful change);
- people who haven’t darkened a church door in years but can’t help but get drawn into the discussion of faith;
- those who feel an irresistible urge to downshift their lives.
- Geez does not assume a church insider audience. If you’re Christian, only send your piece if your sharpest non-churched friend likes it. If your point can only be made using overtly churchy language, try again or send your article elsewhere.
- Geez is an affront to hip Christianity. They’re not about cooling down faith so it is palatable for consumers of pop-culture. Geez is a wristband-free (unless the campaign is problematized as well), WWJD-free zone. (If you don’t know what WWJD stands for, you pass. Proceed safely to the next point).
- Ranting is important, but Geez doesn’t want to get bogged down in bitterness. They want to move beyond the raw rant to the holy mischief, on-the-ground change and visions for the future.
How to Pitch?
General: Send manuscripts, queries, ideas to:
Editor, Geez Magazine
1950 Trumbull Ave.
Poetry: Geez generally prints poetry related to the issue theme. Interested poets should sign up to receive the calls for pitches and send no more than two poems to poetry[at]geezmagazine[dot]org.