Submission Guidelines

An online journal of Goddess spirituality, we launched at Samhain 2006 and now have thousands of readers all over the world.  The vast majority of readers are in the USA, but there are about as many in Europe if we add all those countries' readers together.  We also have a growing readership in Australia, China and - well, everywhere!

A print version of the magazine was added, after much urging from readers, at Lammas 2007, but as the magazine has continued to make a loss throughout its existence, probably because I prefer to keep as much content free online as possible, it had to be withdrawn.  However, there are PDF versions of every issue (except the very first, and we're working on that) as we know many people hate to read online.

The journal continues to evolve, and currently includes articles, fiction, poetry and reviews, but we are interested in hearing from anyone who would like to submit work for consideration, including artwork. We’re interested in Goddess-focused work from all over the world and do ask that contributions are not too “new age” in tone. We intend this journal to reflect a woman-centred, non-patriarchal Goddess spirituality – and submissions from Goddess-loving men are also very welcome.

If possible, please keep articles and fiction to around 2,000 words - or write first to discuss. Webspace isn't a problem, but for print we need to be aware of space issues.

If you're sending artwork or photographs, then please note that you need to own the copyright of images, or have permission to use them.  We also need images to be high-resolution if they're to be used in print - normally 300 dpi or better.

We are also happy to receive reviews of Goddess-focused books, music, film, events - anything that can be reviewed, really! However, please write first as we might be planning something ourselves. We try to keep reviews to around 500 words. If you have something you'd like us to review, don't hesitate to get in touch.

While preferring work that hasn't previously been published elsewhere, that isn't a complete no-no, so please check with us.

Wherever possible, please submit work electronically, in plain text (within the body of an email is fine).  If your article includes photographs or other images then by all means indicate where they should go but please also send high-resolution images where possible.  Always contact us first if in doubt!

Please note that we cannot guarantee accepted content will be published both online and in the printed magazine.

Submission dates are as follows:

Spring: 31 January - publishing date around 21 March

Autumn: 30 June - publishing date around 21 September

 

 

Poetry

We are sent so much poetry that we can now accept only one poem at a time, and as we're part-time we don't have the ability to read, critique, edit or advise. Please also note that we prefer a slightly more formal style of poetry - that certainly doesn't mean it has to rhyme - but too much poetry (in the editors' view) is really prose broken down into verses, and in the worst cases the sort of jottings that really ought to be confined to one's personal journal.

Length of poems isn't a big issue in an online journal although we may need to discuss length for the printed version, but please don't let this put you off (unless we're talking about something like Paradise Lost, of course!)

Please contact us for further information.