Beacon Broadside, a project of Beacon Press, is an online venue for essays, news items, and dispatches from respected writers, thinkers, and activists about our times. The mission of Beacon Broadside is to extend Beacon's tradition of thought-provoking, fearless commentary beyond the realm of traditional publishing and to reach a new community of socially conscious readers online. We encourage readers to comment on and link to our posts to become part of our ongoing conversation with some of the best writers of our time.
Praise for Beacon Broadside
"Beacon Broadside...is a site which uses the imprint's passion for social justice as a starting point for its own engagement with readers...it's more than just an advertisement; it's an entirely new conversation." —Galleycat
"What there isn’t is a lot of hard sell, buy me now, here’s a contest desperation masquerading as marketing. They have their authors write about subjects that interest them and let their writing do the marketing. It’s a very good idea and should be a template for how publishers do blogs." —LeanLeft.com
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Beacon Broadside is proud to present a diverse range of voices expressing opinions on issues relating to society, culture, and politics. Any views expressed do not represent official positions of Beacon Press, the Unitarian Universalist Association, its board, employees, or member congregations.
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