Archives For Beatdom Updates

Updates about the magazine and its websites.

Kindle Sale

We are temporarily offering the following books at the bargain price of $0.99 via Amazon Kindle: Continue Reading…

3 Issues of Beatdom for $12

For the next 48 hours we are offering a very special deal to our readers, one that we have never offered before. We are selling three issues of Beatdom magazine for just $12!  Continue Reading…

Call for Submissions: Beatdom #17

A few weeks ago we asked our readers for advice on the topic for Beatdom #17. Today, we are announcing that the topic will be politics. We believe that this will, like our previous areas of study, allow for a wide scope in terms of submissions. We hope that contributing writers can examine the Beats as political or apolitical in interesting and imaginative ways. Continue Reading…

Beat Book Sale

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to offer a deal to all of our readers. This time last year we released John Tytell’s The Beat Interviews: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, John Clellon Holmes, Herbert Huncke, and Carl Solomon. We would like to offer our readers the chance to purchase this book, along with any of our other Beat titles for just $20.00. That’s twenty dollars for two amazing Beat books.  Continue Reading…

What Should We Write About For Beatdom #17?

In the past, Beatdom has covered many topics with our themed issues. Since we converted from general Beat-themed issues to specific themes with Beatdom #6, we have looked at the following:

#6 – Travel

#7 – Music Continue Reading…

The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Six Gallery reading – at which Allen Ginsberg first read from his poem, “Howl” – Beatdom Books is delighted to announce the latest in its series of Beat Generation studies, The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg, by Eliot Katz. Continue Reading…

Beatdom #16 Now On Sale

The new issue of Beatdom is now on sale!!! You can buy it HERE.

The Burroughs Millions – David S. Wills
The Debt Collector – Neil Randall
Herbert Huncke Excerpt – Hilary Holladay
Finding Ferlinghetti – Calvin White
Ginsberg in the Underground: Whitman, Rimbaud and Visions of Blake – Delilah Gardner
Nothing is Perfect – Bob Pope
A Negative Score on the Happiness List: The Economics of Hustling in Bonnie Bremser’s For Love of Ray – Katie Stewart
The American Dreamer Goes the Way of the American Hobo – Gina Stritch
Telling All The Road – Max Bakke
Review: At the End of the Road
Beaten White – Alyssa Cokinis
The Surrealist – Brandon Lee
Review: The Whole Shot
Reconsidering Kerouac a Half-Century Later – Richard Kostelanetz

Cover by Waylon Bacon

Beatdom Turns 8

It was about eight years ago that I founded Beatdom magazine. I don’t remember the exact date and I didn’t keep a journal back then, but a while ago I was able to trace the date down to about mid-to-late-May of 2007, and so every year at this time we celebrate our birthday.

Back then I was just about to graduate from university and I realized that the job market was pretty dire for people with an MA in Literature and no other real life experience. I started the literary journal as a way of cheating the system… It was, you could say, an odd choice. A more experienced person might have observed that literary journals seldom make the sort of money one could live on. Continue Reading…

E-mail Problems

2015 has been a difficult year for Beatdom. It began with our website being taken offline, and then troubles with an expired domain name. And now, it seems, we have had our primary e-mail address disabled for about a week.

From March 3rd to 10th, the address editor[at]beatdom(dot)com was beset by technical troubles and any mail sent to this address during this was irretrievably lost. It seems that there was an issue with our web hosting can anything sent to us at this time was entirely lost. Unfortunately, this was a period during which we were pushing for submissions to the forthcoming issue, and we estimate that around 100 submissions have simply not been received. Senders may have received an error message, although some may not have been notified. We have fixed the problem and e-mails are once again arriving as intended.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by this problem, and offer our apologies. We hope that our potential contributors would be as kind as to resubmit their work. If you send anything at all to Beatdom during the aforementioned period, please do send it again.

B16 Submissions

Some people are so poor, all they have is money – Jack Kerouac

The theme for Beatdom #16 is MONEY. That means we’re looking for essays, short stories, poems, and artwork that deal with money and/or the Beat Generation. As usual, we devote most of the space in the magazine to essays, so those are favoured.

Ideas for essays: The battle for Kerouac’s estate

Burroughs’ alleged millions

Poverty and art

Money in the poetry of Allen Ginsberg

Theft and the Beats


The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2015. The release of this issue will be May – which will mark our 8th anniversary. If you suspect your submission will be later than March 31st, please contact the editors to request a deadline extension.

General Submission Guidelines.

As usual, the address for submissions and queries is: editor[at] beatdom (dot) com.