(Call for Contributions) Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess 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 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.


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