BCT Small Talk magazine

Small Talk Magazine

INTERESTING. RELEVANT. INFORMATIVE.
THE BCT MAGAZINE – WHERE MEMBERS MEET ON PAPER.

Small Talk is our means to reach out to our members four times per year with a bunch of relevant and interesting information and resources from inside and outside the BCT.

It is delivered to members’ letter boxes every three months and each issue is packed with tips for family outings in Brussels and Belgium, details on BCT events and new initiatives and latest news from our about 30 groups. Reports from our support teams reflect on various topics of pre- and postnatal care. There are regular columns featuring craft and cooking ideas, seasonal updates with information on the Belgian school system, Christmas events, summer holiday activities and events, volunteer opportunities – and the very popular birthday greetingsA range of informative articles and stories on parenthood, life style and other family-related issues completes the listing.

Small Talk consists of 40 pages, is being printed in A4 format (FSC certified+ paper) and published in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

What makes Small Talk so special? It gives a wonderful insight into our community, invites members to raise their voice and share their stories and it is entirely being put together by an amazing team of volunteers (editor and assistants, proofreaders, all contributors, display ads team)!

If you are not a member yet but would like to get a glimpse at the magazine, you can order a trial copy.

“My magazine is already worth my membership fee."

Submit an Article

Many of our columnists, writers and contributors are members of the BCT. So, if you’d like to write for the magazine, suggest an idea for an article or participate in the production in any other way – get in touch with the editor at editor@bctbelgium.org.

Deadlines for articles

1 February: Spring edition (out in March)
1 May: Summer edition (out in June)
1 July: Autumn edition (out in September)
1 November: Winter edition (out in December)

Contact the editor

You have a comment on one of our articles or want to reach out in another content-related matter? Please email our editor at editor@bctbelgium.org.

Advertise

Small Talk is a great and efficient way, especially for local businesses and organisations, to reach out to our defined membership. For advertising opportunities in Small Talk contact displayads@bctbelgium.org.

How to place a display ad

Download our Small Talk media kit 2022 (PDF) and the BCT Advertising Policy for more information. For details about available prices and sizes, please get in touch with our Display Ads coordinator at displayads@bctbelgium.org.

Deadlines for ads

1 February: Spring edition (out in March)
1 May: Summer edition (out in June)
1 July: Autumn edition (out in September)
1 November: Winter edition (out in December)

Receiving your magazine

Not receiving your magazine?

If you have not received your magazine lately, please verify that we have your current address and that your membership has not lapsed.

Update your address

If you would like to update or verify your address, please email our membership secretary at membership@bctbelgium.org.

Renew

If you do not receive your copy of Small Talk magazine even though your address is correct, please check whether you might need to renew your membership.

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You can explore some of our magazine articles on our Blog, where we publish selected Small Talk articles. So, if you are curious, head over there to read some more and let us know what you think!

A different start

A different start

BCT member Abbi shares her very personal story of how her family coped with the neonatal birth of little Chloe. Chloe was born on the 18th March 2019. 11 and a half months after her big sister Mila was born and one month early. It was different this time. With Mila,...

Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing

Our birth culture has often encouraged anxiety, with horror stories passed down from generations of women, strangers,...