Write for BENT
Subscribe to BENT
DirectDiscourse Personals
Join Disgaytalk
Format Accessibility


Write for BENT

BENT gives cripgay men a place where they can write about their lives and a forum where they can create and discuss cripgay culture.

Although BENT focuses on first-person cripgay writing, we welcome women, heterosexual, and non-disabled writers interested in addressing the subjects that concern us.

BENT accepts autobiography and related first-person accounts, fiction, poetry, art, essays, reviews, criticism.

Even if you think you're not a "writer," we know you have something to say. We want to hear from you; we're committed to working with you editorially to develop and refine your contributions.

Authors retain individual copyright. Format, presentation and overall content are copyright by BENT, all rights reserved.

BENT is a not-for-profit endeavor.
Authors receive no publication fee.
If you subsequently publish your contribution elsewhere, please credit BENT with first publication: "Originally published in BENT: A Journal of CripGay Voices. (www.bentvoices.org)."


Subscribe to BENT

BENT is available online only, in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Let us remind you when each new issue is available by becoming a BENT subscriber. It's free and it's easy. Simply send an email to subscribe@bentvoices.org with "subscribe" in the subject line. We'll do the rest.

BENT does not deluge subscribers with emails. Apart from occasional notices of special interest, you will receive an announcement of each new issue. That's it.

BENT does not sell, trade, or otherwise make available its subscriber list. Period.

To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to the same address with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.


DirectDiscourse Personals

DirectDiscourse allows BENT readers to correspond with one another, sort of a cross between a personals column and a penpal club. Use it in whatever way you like.

You may submit a listing at any time. Listings will be added and updated between bimonthly issues, at BENT's discretion.

There is no charge for this service, but to participate you must be a BENT subscriber (see above). Submissions by nonsubscribers will not be acknowledged.

The Rules:

  • Submit a listing to DirectDiscourse@bentvoices.org. In the Subject Line PLEASE BE SURE TO TYPE "DDAD."
  • Include your name (full name not required), email address and, if you like, a photo. Limit the text to 200 words.
  • We think sexy talk is great, but due to potential server problems, BENT will not include sexually explicit language. Since email communication is instantaneous, we figure you can get on with the steamy stuff on your own.
  • BENT prefers not to edit submissions, but we retain the right to do so for reasons of content or length, if necessary.


Join Disgaytalk

Disgaytalk is an email-based discussion group, maintained in association with BENT, dedicated to the interests of disabled men who are gay, bisexual, and transgender.

Members have disabilities of all kinds, from mobility impairment, to blindness to HIV. Whether your disability is genetic, early-onset, or traumatic, you are likely to find men here with similar stories and outlooks. Nondisabled men interested in making contact with disabled gay men are also welcome.

Disgaytalk members from all over the world talk to one another freely about issues that define their lives. Discussion focuses on direct, personal experience, but any topic is welcome, whether it's personal, political, social, cultural, or sexual. Disgaytalk is what its members make it.

Click on the link in the header, above, for information about joining.


Format Accessibility

We have endeavored to develop a format that is easy to use for readers with a variety of impairments, but we know there's more work to be done.

Please let us know how we're shaping up. We'll do our best to work out the kinks.




BENT: A Journal of CripGay Voices