Beyond Chron has decided to formalize our submission guidelines.

We are happy to review submissions for publication.

Please be aware that we will not run pieces that include personal attacks unrelated to political issues. You may call someone a liar, for example, but only if you can provide a clear factual basis for this claim. We will not publish pieces that make allegations about a public figure’s private life, including their sexual orientation, drinking and eating habits, etc. This is not a forum for gossip.

Also be aware that submissions with racist, sexist, homophobic or disabilist language will not be accepted.

Phrases such as "blind to the truth" or "deaf to public criticism" are commonly used, but are disabilist and not appropriate for our pages.

Otherwise, all opinions are welcome. We do not believe that every article published on BeyondChron.org must reflect the opinions of our editorial staff, and hope to foster an open dialogue about political, social and artistic issues in San Francisco.

Send submissions to rshaw@beyondchron.org or paul@beyondchron.org.