Calls for Submissions

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is currently seeking submissions for three new anthologies. I’ll be submitting to all of these myself, but I am particularly excited about the one for Anubis and other Dog-headed Deities.

Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Persephone is now open for submissions!

We are interested in a wide variety of pieces, including (but not limited to) scholarly articles, short fiction, poetry, original translations of ancient texts, hymns, rituals and artwork.

Submitters are strongly encouraged to explore the many facets of this complex Goddess in their work, such as Persephone as daughter, Spring Maiden, Queen of Underworld, wife of Hades, lover of Adonis, rival of Aphrodite, Initiator of the Mysteries, Mother of Dionysus, Aion and the Eyrines, etc. Pieces that focus on lesser-known myths and aspects of Persephone are of particular interest.

All works must be original, not public domain. No plagiarism. Previously published submissions are acceptable, provided the author retains all rights to the work. Authors retain all rights to the submission. Upon acceptance, the author will be sent a permission to publish form along with a request for a short biography to include in the anthology.

The editor reserves the right to make any minor changes in the case of grammar, spelling and formatting concerns. The editor also reserves the right to request modification of submissions and to reject submissions as necessary.

No monetary compensation will be provided. Proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in the name of the Goddess, and production costs for future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All contributors will receive a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three copies of the anthology at cost.

Acceptable length is anywhere from 100-10,000 words (with the exception of poetry), and the submissions period will run from February 7 2011- August 31st 2011, with the projected release date in September of the same year. Please send your submission either in the body of the email or as a .doc/.docx attachment with “Persephone Devotional” in the subject line to melitta.benu@gmail.com.

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The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth

now accepting submissions. We are interested in short stories which feature the Gods, Goddesses, heroes, holy days, traditions, and practitioners of every Pagan path. Any genre — from science fiction to mystery to fantasy to romance — is welcome. Stories ranging from an ancient murder mystery featuring Hermes, to a devotee of Eir working at a modern hospital, to Pagan colonists adapting to life on an alien world, to a retelling of a myth are all appropriate.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Previously-published material is also acceptable, provided the author retains all rights.

We are also interested in a limited number of nonfiction essays concerning Pagan literature. Please query the editor before submitting an essay to make sure that it will work for this anthology.

Length: 100 to 10,000 words.

Submissions Period: 1 January 2011 through 30 June 2011.

Submissions format: please include The Scribing Ibis in the subject line of your email. Send all submissions either in the body of the email, or as .rtf or .doc attachments. Do not send .docx attachments.

Projected release date of August 2011, in both print and digital formats.

Contributors will receive a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three copies at-cost.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of The Scribing Ibis will go to a worthy charity in the name of Thoth.

Please send all submissions, questions and comments to baeditor@gmail.com.

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Cynocephali devotional

We are pleased to announce that the Cynocephali devotional is now open for submissions. This anthology will focus on the cynocephalic deities of the Greco-Roman and Egyptian pantheons, such as Anubis (Yinepu), Wepwawet, and Hermanubis. Please spread the call for submissions far and wide.

Examples of acceptable submissions include: essays and scholarly work. Translations and interpretations of ancient texts. Prose and poetry. Anubis and Wepwawet — the same deity, or divine twins? The associations of extant canid species (e.g. wolves, jackals, coyotes, foxes, and dogs) with these deities. Comparisons and contrasts to cynocephalic and way-opening canid-deities in other traditions and mythologies, such as Celtic or Norse, or even Meso-American (e.g. Xolotl). The cynocephalic deities in their various forms and roles, such as: funerary, war, shamanic/way-opening; light-bringing, kingship, canids (wolves, jackals, dogs, foxes, even coyotes!).

Readers are strongly encouraged to explore many aspects of these deities, as well as some of the more obscure and lesser-known or less-popularized myths and symbolism associated with these deities.

Any submitted artwork must be original, greyscaled and 300dpi at full print size. Color submissions for the front cover are encouraged. In the event of multiple cover submissions, the editors reserve the right to make the final selection.

Editors also reserve the right to make any minor changes in the case of
spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting and related. The editors reserve the right to reject any submission that they feel does not meet the above criteria. Editors may request that submissions be tweaked or modified as necessary.

As with all devotional anthologies at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, no monetary compensation will be provided, since proceeds will be directed to charitable organizations and to help promote the Bibliotheca Alexandrina line. However, all contributors will receive a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three copies of the anthology at cost.

Please send submissions to cynocephalidevotional@gmail.com. Submissions will be accepted starting July 25th, 2010, in consideration of that date being the reckoned rising of Sirius and the major feast-day of many cynocephalic deities, including the Graeco-Egyptian syncretic Hermanubis and his early Christian counterpart, St. Christopher. The deadline for submissions will be on May 22, 2011, the date Ovid’s Fasti gives for the rising of Sirius, interpreted as the celestial form of the Hound of Erigone in a myth of Dionysos. The editors will acknowledge all submissions, but this does not guarantee your submission will make it into the final edit of the anthology. All submissions will remain the property of the individual author, and all rights pertaining thereunto will remain with the author. A permission to publish form will be sent out to authors upon acceptance of their final drafts for publication. It is expected that no plagiarism of any sort will be involved in any piece accepted for permission, and that all customs of academic responsibility and honesty will be observed in citing sources (whether formally in footnotes/references or informally within the text of a piece), where applicable/necessary.

The editors of this devotional are Shin “Solo” Cynikos and P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. Solo is a Greco-Egyptian polytheist, cynanthrope, female-to-male transguy, magician and sacred scavenger. When not at his government job or traveling out of country, Solo enjoys blogging about polytheism, animism, transgender rights and scavenging. You can find his writings here and his crafty bits here.

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is an academic by day, and a founding member of the Ekklesía Antínoou and contributing member of Neos Alexandria. Lupus’ poetry and essays have been published in various Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional anthologies, with a whole book of poetry called The Phillupic Hymns (2008) among these. He has also released The Syncretisms of Antinous (The Red Lotus Library), and has poems in the Scarlet Imprint anthology Datura: An Anthology of Esoteric Poesis (2010).

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