(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.

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