Raven Kaldera contacted me yesterday to let me know that he’s going to be creating several new virtual shrines and to find out if I or anyone I know would like to participate.
The new shrines will be to Hades (in honor of all the new dead), the hero Cuchulain, and the Goddess Brigid. He said there is no deadline; they’ll put material up on the shrines as it comes in, once the shrines themselves are created. They’re looking for poems, prayers rituals, personal essays, anything people would like to write. Folks should send it to this email – email@example.com attn: Raven, virtual shrines.
I (Galina) have submitted a prayer to Hades but am otherwise unaffiliated with these shrines. I love the idea of virtual shrines though. I was dubious about them at first, but we spend so much of our time online in modern society that they’re really the digital equivalent of little roadside shrine nooks where you can light a candle, offer a quick prayer, and be on your way. I think they serve a valuable purpose in granting even this, our digital world, the potential for holiness.
Polytheists who identify as monastics are invited to submit personal essays about their experience and practices to be included in an as-yet untitled anthology intended to heighten awareness of this form of Pagan spirituality. The editor is Janet Munin, editor of Queen of the Great Below: An Anthology in Honor of Ereshkigal. Danica Swanson of Black Stone Hermitage is serving as a consultant.
We are looking for vivid personal accounts and thoughtful reflections, not research papers.
Possible topics include:
- How a person came to and/or currently lives out a monastic vocation
- The joys and challenges of monasticism
- Monastic theology
- Your Rule of Life or other monastic disciplines you’ve adopted and what their impact has been
- Interviews with polytheistic monastics
- How monasticism differs from or overlaps with other spiritual identities or practices
- Living in community vs living as a hermit
- Balancing a monastic lifestyle with the need to earn a living in the world
- Poetry and/or prayers which vividly express monastic practice or devotion
* Submissions must not have been published previously, either online or in print.
Submission deadline: August 30, 2019
Early submissions are encouraged.
You may submit more than one piece.
All submissions are subject to editing, and the editor will ask authors to revise or modify their work if needed.
Please send all questions and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to send a query email if you would like feedback on an idea before committing yourself to writing a full article.
All submissions must be in an editable format. Google Docs is preferred, but Microsoft Word is fine. Please ask the editor about other formats before sending.
Compensation & Publisher
All contributors to the anthology will be compensated.
We will be submitting the project to publishers such as Aeon, and final compensation will be dependent on contract terms. Due to publisher requirements, we need several completed pieces to accompany the query. Once decisions are made about the publisher, we will follow up with specific information about compensation and rights. Anyone whose work has been accepted will be free to withdraw it should the terms not be acceptable. Contributors will be compensated even if the anthology ends up being self-published.
A colleague of mine within the Northern Tradition is working on a new project. If you have a devotional relationship with the duergar, or have had interactions with Them in the past, please consider submitting something.
Call for Submissions for:
“The Duergarbok: Working with the Dwarves of the Northern Tradition”
The Northern Tradition has many tales and legends about the Duergar, primarily known as the skilled craftsmen who created such magical objects as Thor’s famed hammer Mjölnir, Freyja’s necklace Brisingamen and the rope used for binding the mighty wolf Fenris. Keen businessmen with a profound sense of honor and oath-obligation, they command respect. Little is now known about their rich and ancient culture, a deficit we hope to address.
We’re looking for contributions to this anthology – essays about your experiences with the Duergar-spirits, about sacred crafting, about the ethics of engaging the Duergar for assistance in projects, as well as poems, prayers, rituals, etc. We are also interested in original art work, including black and white photographs of sacred crafts created with the guidance or assistance of the Duergar.
Please feel free to pass this CFS to anyone you think might be interested!
1. Email submissions to email@example.com by January 1, 2018.
2. Submissions must be no more than 8000 words in length.
3. Submissions should be made in English as a Word document, with text double spaced in a standard font such as Times New Roman or Cambria. No special formatting, please.
4. All submitted pieces must be the author or artist’s own work. Authors are responsible for obtaining the requisite permission to reprint copyrighted material, including images.
5. Submissions of illustrations and artwork should be sent as JPG, PNG or TIF files, 300 dpi at the actual print size (6×9 page). The name of the artist and title of the piece should be included in a Word file accompanying the image.
6. Contributors will be compensated with a .pdf file of the completed text.
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For a God to whom I am not devoted, Apollo sure has gotten a great deal of my attention of late and i’m ok with that. 🙂 It’s just rather surreal at times.
Anyway, i want to remind folks about the contest I’m running. Win free stuff. lol.
Here’s what I said in the original post:
Ok, so the main statue that I have of Apollo on the household shrine to the Healing Gods was mildly damaged (He’s supposed to be holding a bow but it’s broken off) so I decided to replace it. I did that and then got overly enthusiastic, forgot I did it (even though I tend that shrine regularly), and bought the same statue again. As I was lamenting this, I thought that it could work to good advantage and make more prayers for Apollo so I decided to run this contest.
I’ll keep this open until 9pm EST August 10, 2016, at which time I’ll do divination with Apollo to determine the winner. Everyone else will receive a prayer card of their choice – let me know when you email me the prayer which you want and include your address. I’ll send those out early.
Here’s the deal:
Contribute a prayer or poem for Apollo. Email them to me at Krasskova at gmail.com. I will post them here and on Aug. 10 divine on the winner. That’s all there is to it.
Consider, however, also submitting them to Melia’s devotional for Apollo. Information can be found here. It’s good to have more prayers for our Gods.:)
Heather Awen (of the Safe Canary Nest) is sponsoring an online shrine to the Brythonic Goddess Rhiannon.
She is seeking prayers, poetry, rituals, artwork, and writings about personal experiences with this Goddess.
All will be credited in any way the author/artist prefers. If you have anything you’d like to donate, please send it to sorchalefay at gmail.com. Thank you!
Melia Phosphorou is seeking submissions for ‘He Who Rules With Honey,’ a devotional anthology in honor of Apollon. Submissions open January 4, 2016 and close January 24, 2017, with an expected release date of spring 2017.
The editor is interested in a variety of material, including but not limited to: prayers, hymns, songs, essays, and visual artwork. One piece of artwork will be chosen for the cover of the book and printed in color. All other pieces will be printed in black and white. Pieces are acceptable in any language, provided that you include an acceptable to you English translation to be printed with your piece.
In your work, please focus on a single epithet of Apollon. This devotional will be divided among His many names, with a limited number of pieces printed that reflect each one. When submitting, please note for which epithet your piece is intended. If you would like to be assigned an epithet to focus on, please e-mail Melia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple submissions by the same author are acceptable and encouraged. All contributors will retain the original copyright for their work. Previously published material is acceptable as long as the author holds the copyright for the material.
All submissions must be original or include accurate citations. Any plagiarism will disqualify an individual from submitting any work at all. The editor reserves the right to edit spelling, grammar, and punctuation, especially of prose.
All artwork should be sent via a jpg e-mail attachment. All text should be sent via a doc or pages e-mail attachment. Please send all questions and submissions to Melia at email@example.com. Contributors to this project will not receive monetary compensation. Each published contributor will receive a coupon code to purchase two copies of the book at cost and may request a free pdf version for personal use.
I am going to sponsor an online shrine each to the Goddesses Pietas and Pudicitia.
If anyone has prayers, rituals, or essays about either Goddess, and would like to have your material featured on the information page of the shrine, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com.
I just heard from Anne Niven that her magazine “Witches and Pagans” will be doing an issue on Polytheism. YAY! This is exciting. I asked for her CFS and promised to post it here — if you are polytheist and a writer, please consider checking this out. I contributed to her Heathenry issue a few years ago and it was a very, very solid and good issue. Anyway, here’s the info she sent me:
Now accepting submissions for the Winter 2016 (February) issue of Witches&Pagans magazine: “Polytheism: Many Gods, Many Paths.” I’m looking for accessible, literate, detailed, non-polemical articles on polytheism in all its aspects. I’m especially interested in articles on polytheism as a movement in both the ancient and modern world, as well as articles on specific paths, deities, practices and groups that characterize polytheism in the current (mostly North American) scene.
Or, hey, surprise me! (There may be amazing pieces out there either already in existence or waiting to be written) that come at this from a completely divergent point of view.
Most of our readers are “mainstream” Wicca-influenced Pagans, so please explain specialized terms and concepts as necessary.
Interested? Please contact me to pitch your concept or story. Writers from non-cultural dominant points of view (POC, alter-abled, LBGTS etc) explicitly invited.
Anne Newkirk Niven
P.S. Deadline for this issue is November 1, 2015. We are not a cash-paying market, but we do offer generous ad trade, a free one-year (3-issue) subscription, and as many contributor copies of the issue in question as you can carry.
Anne can be contacted at editor2 at bbimedia.com.