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Read about what’s ahead for Zeek!
Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture is the world’s oldest Jewish online magazine, founded in 2001. Today, Zeek continues its mission to be a catalyst for conversations about the Jewish tomorrow. We believe there’s an audience and need for intelligent, progressive Jewish writing and art that can’t be found anywhere else.
We aim to open minds and hearts to change in the Jewish world, introducing new ideas and new ways of being Jewish, incubating new writers and artists, and aid you, our readers, to find a Jewish identity that works for you. In this, Zeek has already met with success: We’ve won awards, including several prestigious Rockowers. We’ve published over 40 Israeli writers in translation for the first time, introducing their work to the English-speaking world. And our print issues on the food movement (2006) the minyan movement (2007), the social justice movement (2008), Russian Jewish writers (2008), and the healing movement (2010) were ahead of their time, changing the shape of discourse among thought leaders in those worlds.
Zeek is an independent magazine. Because we’re independent, Zeek is able – and unafraid – to face the most challenging problems in the Jewish world head on. However, that also means that we are not sponsored by a large foundation or a single donor. We rely on support from you, our readers and donors. See below for how to donate online.
Support from readers, allies and partners keeps Zeek online and independent! Zeek gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations via the Foundation for Jewish Culture. It’s easy: just click here to make a much-appreciated online donation to Zeek. Be sure to select Zeek in the dropdown menu.
Tax-deductible checks can be made out to the Foundation for Jewish Culture, with “Zeek Media” in the memo line. Direct donations can be made out to Zeek (not deductible). All checks should be mailed to Zeek 125 Maiden Lane, 8th Floor New York, NY 10038
Thanks so much. And since some things are well worth repeating: Thank you! Toda raba! A sheynem dank!
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Zeek is interested in hearing from journalists, writers, poets and graphic and visual artists who are interested in making Zeek zing! We are currently not accepting fiction submissions.
We’re thrilled that you want to write for Zeek, or have your artwork or illustrations featured. But please read through this section first.
What kind of content is Zeek looking for? The best magazines showcase great writing in a variety of styles and voices, original thinking, and accessible content. And that’s what we try to do, too, with a mix of first-person essays, reflections and commentary, profiles, Q & As, analysis, infographics and more. For the near future, Zeek will focus primarily on domestic issues. Our discourse will be civil. Pitches and original submissions should be sent to email@example.com, with “submission” or “pitch” in the subject line.
If you’ve already submitted content and haven’t heard back, we appreciate your bearing with us. Please see if your submission still makes sense in light of the above, and resubmit.
Zeek is looking for interns and volunteers who support our vision and love our magazine. Right now, we’re looking for graphic design interns with a passion for data visualization, as well as phenomenal editorial interns to review unsolicited manuscripts, handle writers’ paperwork, and write roundups and reviews. Plus, we need art interns to find great artists, handle their paperwork and update the artist database. Contact us! Zeek is also interested in hearing from potential volunteers with relevant professional editing, design, and marketing skills.
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