(Call for Contribution) She Rises Volume 2

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front cover 3She Rises: How… Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 2

Co-edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D., Mary Ann Beavis, Ph.D. & Nicole Shaw

Forthcoming by Mago Books


Blessings for this new year ahead. The summer season in the Southern Hemisphere brings celebrations of the Solstice and the turning towards the dark, even as the celebrations in the Northern hemisphere honor the turning towards the light. Ever turning. Ever changing. She changes everything she touches; everything She touches changes.


Using as a springboard She Rises Volume 1, the collective writing project of She Rises Volume 2 aspires to interweave new patterns in the tapestry of Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality. While the first volume was evolved around stating/proclaiming the rational or cause of our Goddessian/Magoist commitment by answering the question, “Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?,” the second volume takes a step further to ask the “How?” question, “How… Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?”


We are asking you to tell us about HOW you ‘do’ Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality. HOW is Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality present in your life? HOW do you engage Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality? HOW do you live Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality?


You may like to engineer the question on your behalf and answer it for us all. Here are some examples of the question: “How (do I practice) Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?” or “How (do I engage myself in) Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?”


It is our hope that the question “How?” potentially produces a record of ways we engage Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality. We foresee a possibility that She Rises Volume 2 may become a guidebook of some sorts.


She Rises, volume one, asked WHY? and 92 contributors answered the question with depth, honesty, insight, creativity, imagination, and inspiration.


Now we are asking HOW?  Your answers will offer:


  • a guidebook for those beginning their journey with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
  • a confirmation for those already engaged with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
  • another thread in the tapestry of Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality that is being woven by women and men all over the World.


Let’s weave a tapestry of answers! To be part of this weaving, please send your contribution to all three of us (include all three emails in your one email):


Helen Hwang – magoism@gmail.com

Nicole Shaw – autumnrainstudio@telus.net

Mary Ann Beavis – mbeavis@stmcollege.ca


Second Deadline: April 15, 2016

Primary Deadline: March 31, 2016


Submission details:


Short writing – up to 200 words

Longer essays – up to 3000 words

Research papers – 7-15 pages, 1.5 spaced Garamond or Times New Roman

Poetry – any length (please indicate formatting)

All submitted as .doc or.docx files [images for essays and poetry attached as .jpeg files (300 dpi)]


Art work – any form, submitted as 300 dpi .jpeg files accompanied by a descriptive paragraph attached as a separate Word file


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 may choose two or three of them. The submission form is included below.


Blessed Be!

Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Mary Ann Beavis, Nicole Shaw, Trista Hendren & Rosemary Marttingley


Only email submissions please (not Facebook or Personal Messages). Please fill out the following form and pasted 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 including your short bio:


The She Rises Volume 2 project is a sister book of its predecessor, She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 1 (Mago Books 2015). Volume 2 is to be self-published by Mago Books in September, 2016 or March 2017.


Editors: For details, see About & People.

Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang

Founder of the Mago Work including Return to Mago E-Magazine, Mago Academy, and Mago Books, an advocate for the new paradigm in the mind/body/spirit through raising the consciousness of the Great Goddess/Primordial Mother/Creatrix.


Dr. Mary Ann Beavis

Mary Ann Beavis (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Professor of Religion and Culture at St. Thomas More College, the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada). Her areas of specialization include Christian Origins, Feminist Biblical Interpretation, and Women and Religion.


Nicole Shaw

My life purpose is creating deeper awareness. This is what motivates me and is the thread that weaves through my artwork, writing, activism, organic farming, advocating for local food production, founding groups and organizations (such as the Bowen Road Farmers’ Market and Nanaimo WomanShare), and living as lightly and as sustainably as I can on the earth. http://nicoleshaw.weebly.com/

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