(Call for Contributions) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess Deadline extended

Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess

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

Forthcoming 2017 by Mago Books

Call for Contributions: Having published 2017 Mago Work Calendar this fall, we editors seek to link and develop future the ideas included in the Mago Work calendar not only on themes but also formats. Put differently, every year’s Mago Work calendar will refer to the relevant contributions from the anthology in print-book and/or ebook forms.

In addition to the previously announced themes (see below), we refocus on the following themes: cosmic consciousness, the Great Goddess/Primordial Mother/Creatrix, motherhood, the moon, the solar system, seasonal marks (including Equinoxes and Solstices), worldwide ancient Goddess feasts and worldwide marks for women, indigenous peoples, culture and nature.

For art and photography, an explanatory short write up is required.

Proposals (max. 1,000 words) should identify: genre (prose, art, or photography etc); the topic or topics you are interested in covering; proposed word count (different topics will require varied levels of coverage); your short biographical data (no more than 100 words).

Only email submissions are accepted. Fill out the following proposal form and paste it in the body of your email submission.

Your name and email address:
Proposal(s) and genre(s):
List the titles/contents of attachments and other specifics:

New Deadlines: January 15, 2017 for proposals (max 1,000 words) and February 15, 2017 for final manuscripts (5,000-30,000 words).

Contributor’s copy: PDF book via email and Ebook access prior to or at the time of publication and a discounted rate for the printed book purchase (details TBA).


Original 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.

 

Prose  – up to 30,000 words

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)

 

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 are accepted. Fill out the following form and paste it in the body of your email submission.

Your name and email address:
Proposal(s) and genre(s):
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 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

  • (Book Review) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess by Hearth Moon Rising

    This was first published in Hearth Moon Rising’s blog (https:hearthmoonrising.com).  [Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess is your gift book for this holiday season. It will delight any woman who enjoys reading about the Goddess.] Through essays, poetry, art, and ritual, this anthology addresses the ways we acknowledge the yearly cycle. It is fascinating heartfelt tribute to the Goddess of the Year by women who dedicate their lives to her. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang explains the Mago calendar in detail, exploring its history, […]

  • She Rises Book Review by Mary Hazlett

    Legitimacy of female power in a patriarchal world I’ve seriously explored my spirituality for nearly 40 years, since i began college. Raised catholic, i immersed myself in that religion and its mystical tradition. and for a long time it served me well. but over time, as i matured in all areas of my life, i saw the effects of patriarchy on society and in my religion. language was and is the most obvious sign of patriarchy. what is wrong with […]

  • 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 […]

  • She Rises: A Book Review by Kate Brunner

    She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? edited by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Kaalii Cargill is the product of a collective writing project that began in March 2014 with an open call for submissions that answered the questions now found on the book’s brilliantly beautiful cover. As the project took shape, a total of 92 voices contributed their thoughts, feelings, images, poetics, prose, challenges, & calls to prayer in answer to why– Why Goddess feminism? Why Goddess activism? Why Goddess […]

  • She Rises Vol 2 Reviews/Endorsements

    She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?  This second volume of She Rises addresses the practical question of how Goddess feminism makes a concrete, vital difference to the everyday lives of its 96 contributors, and, in turn, how these women make vital, concrete differences in the world. It is a glorious and robust tapestry of prose pieces, poetry and art revealing a vast variety of ways in which Goddess inspires women from diverse religious, ethnic, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds […]

  • She Rises book review by Mary Petiet

    She Rises is a clarion call to action. The 92 voices raised in She Rises express the growing cultural realization of the feminine principle, and are instantly recognizable to anyone who has felt its pull. Divided into three parts, She Rises explores Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality. The voices range from the urgent to the gentle, and include both well-known and emerging artists. The forms range from poetry to prose to art, all expressing the common message that now is […]

  • (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 […]

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