Editorial Suggestions, Processes, and Policies:
While we frequently publish writers with previous credits, we are equally interested in less experienced or unpblished writers with exceptional promise. All accepted pieces are subject to editing and galleys will be shared with authors for approval prior to publication. Once published an essay will remain accessible from the homepage for several months. All published pieces are permanently archived and linked on our contributors and issue archives pages. We acquire first rights for published material; copyright then reverts to the author. In the future, we may contact you requesting permission to include the material in a print anthology. As a general rule of thumb, biographical material is preferred over autobiographical material.
We strive to make timely editorial decisions, typically within six weeks. However, because bioStories is produced largely as a labor of love by a limited staff, please do not contact us to inquire about the status of a submission until eight weeks have passed.
We are always on the look-out for art that is represntative of our mission to accompany essays in the digiatal issues, on the website, and as cover art for digital issues and digital/print anthologies. We're open to considering most anything that feels reflective of the nonfiction we publish, including, but not limited to paintings, pen and ink, photography, and mixed media. Please contact us by email with some sample images if you think you have work that might be a fit.
At present, we are unable to pay authors for their material, however, when funding allows, we are committed to compensating writers.