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,
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.
a not-for-profit endeavor.
Authors receive no
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)."
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.