(Call for Contributions) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess

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Call for Contributions, deadline extended.

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Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess

Co-editors: Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang & Dr. Mary Ann Beavis

Forthcoming 2017 by Mago Books

Call for Contribution: We are seeking essays, poems, and artworks that observe, celebrate, and proclaim the four seasonal marks of Solstices and Equinoxes as they are observed in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Our focus is on the restoration of the original (read gynocenric and historic/prehistoric) seasonal tidings concerning Winter Solstice and Christmas, although submissions concerning the Summer Solstice and Vernal and Autumnal Equinoxes are welcome. Such related themes as Santa Claus, reindeer/deer, mushroom, and woman/Goddess (Mary, Artemis, Mago, Elen of the Ways, La Befana, or oneself), nature, Sun, and Moon are especially welcome. We hope to receive works in a variety of cultural and historical contexts so that the anthology can present a cross-cultural or multi-cultural outlook.

Longer essays – up to 3500 words

Research papers – up to 10 pages, 1.15 spaced Garamond font 12

Poetry – any length

All submitted as .doc or.docx files

Art work – any form, its image submitted as 300 dpi jpeg files (images less than 300 dpi is unacceptable)

Deadline: Jan 15, 2016.

Please attach a separate bio of no more than 100 words, including where you live, your website and contact details. You may submit multiple proposals and editors will choose one or more from them.

Only email submissions please (not Facebook or Personal Messages). Send only one email that include all proposals, if possible. Please fill out the following form and paste it in the body of your email submission.

Your name and email address:
Number of proposals and their genres:
List the titles/contents of attachments and other specifics:

Copy-editing and formatting Guidelines:

  • Use the word “Goddess” in uppercase
  • Optional but recommended: Use of the word “female” in place of feminine (we intend to restore the female power not the feminine power; the latter is a gender quality commonly and unfortunately defined by the patriarchal mind in modern times whose meaning changes in time and culture, whereas the former is a biologically originated quality of women)
  • No arbitrary formatting in the body and notes
  • No paragraph indent
  • One line breaker between paragraphs
  • One space breaker between sentences
  • No hyperlinks for words or phrases
  • All URLs in the body should be in black (not blue)
  • Figure/grid contents in Tables
  • Author’s name and title, clearly stated in the body
  • Images (not created by the author) copyright permission should be indicated in the body and explained where they should go precisely in the body
  • Image captions are provided in italic at the end in the body
  • Images are separately sent in jpg files
  • Bio is included at the end of the body
  • Footnotes (should be kept to a minimum)
  • References
  • MLA style (in-text citation and references, it is quite flexible style and please refer to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11/)
  • Font Garamond, size 12
  • 1.15 line spaced

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the authors for reformatting before they are considered (previously received submissions will be reassessed accordingly.) Minor errors on the above may be corrected by editors without referring to authors.

Email to both editors: Dr. Mary Ann Beavis (mbeavis@stmcollege.ca) AND Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang (magoism@gmail.com)

About the Editors, see Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D. and Mary Ann Beavis, Ph.D.

Book Reviews & Endorsements

  • She Rises Book Review by Hearth Moon Rising

    She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality (Review) June 26, 2015 The eagerly awaited anthology She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality?, edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill, was released this past Solstice (Summer or Winter, depending on your perspective) and I don’t exactly know what to say about it, except WOW. It certainly does not disappoint. This is a hefty anthology of almost 500 pages. It has scholarly essays, stories of personal experience, poetry, and […]

  • She Rises Vol 1 Book Reviews

    Go to She Rises Volume 1 book info here. The anthology, She Rises, edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill is a powerful exploration of the Sacred Feminine, what She means to women’s lives, and why humanity and the planet need Her now. Its 468 pages include essays, poetry, and art from 92 women and men including Vicki Noble, Barbara Mor, Carol P. Christ, Starhawk, and Janine Canan. The collection is divided into three sections responding to the questions: […]

  • She Rises Volume 1 Book Review by Marcella J. Lively

    The anthology, She Rises, edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill is a powerful exploration of the Sacred Feminine, what She means to women’s lives, and why humanity and the planet need Her now. Its 468 pages include essays, poetry, and art from 92 women and men including Vicki Noble, Barbara Mor, Carol P. Christ, Starhawk, and Janine Canan. The collection is divided into three sections responding to the questions: Why Goddess Feminism? Why Goddess Activism? and Why Goddess […]

  • (Book Review) Helen Hwang’s The Mago Way by Elizabeth Hall Magill

    Dr. Helen Hwang’s The Mago Way makes a significant contribution to our understanding of thealogy (the theological study of the divine feminine) and to the transnational feminism that must be the basis of global change. The Mago Way weaves together several stories—Dr. Hwang’s own journey away from Christianity and toward Mago (the gynocentric principle, rooted in pre-patriarchal East Asian/Korean culture, that encompasses all of existence), the story of Mago as told through the text of the Budoji (made available in […]

  • She Rises Book Review by Dr. Moses Seenarine

    Order it in Mago Bookstore! [Originally posted in Cyborgs Vs Earth Goddess.] During the last two decades, the feminist literature has expanded to become more diverse and inclusive. Yet, relatively few books have emerged which focus on Goddesses and their significance to feminism and women’s liberation. This is due in part to a complete lack of interest by academics and feminists alike in exploring either historical or contemporary Goddess cultures. This disparaging view of gynocentric tradition is unfortunate, since it […]

  • (Book Reivew) She Rises Volume 2 by Dr. Lila Moore

    (She Rises Volume 2 Live Now. See and oder here.) She Rises Vol 2: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? explores how Goddess-based spirituality, which is sometimes termed as women’s spirituality, is expressed and actualized in the lives of contemporary women from around the world. The book is a body of writings with creative imagery by 96 authors which is contextualized within a Magoist Cosmology and Mago Work. According to co-editor, Dr Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Mago Work “advocates feminist and […]

  • (Book reviews) The Mago Way Volume 1 by Mary Blair Petiet and Sara Wright

    The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia by Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang. Order it at Mago Bookstore.   The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Volume 1), is an original and vital contribution to goddess scholarship and feminist studies. Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang’s work provides crucial insight to early eastern goddess centered thought similar to that provided to western goddess studies by Marija Gimbutas. The Mago Way places the great goddess of […]

  • (Endorsement) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess by Charlene Spretnak

    “A wise and poetic gathering of the many ways in which Goddess spirituality, past and present, engages with the grand cosmological drama of the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon – resulting in a sense of time that is deeply and beautifully grounded.” Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece  

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