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~ we are currently accepting submissions for our Samhain 2012 issue ~

Samhain, the Celtic Feast of the Dead and the celebration of harvest’s end, is celebrated on 31 October or 1 November, depending on the tradition

we are currently looking for prose, poetry, non-fiction and/or artwork that contains theme(s) of the season and sabbat — death and reincarnation, harvest’s end, honouring the ancestors — awe us with black cats and besoms, with divination and magickal energies in the air, with the thinning of the veil between the worlds, the wild hunt and the dark goddess

we love literary and experimental prose, engaging characters and plots, stories that electrify the air of the season, and above all, celebrate queer paganism in any form

short stories (less than 3000 words), flash fiction (less than 1000 words), poetry (any length), non-fiction (less than 2000 words) and/or artwork submissions can be sent via e-mail to hyacinthnoir@live.co.uk, with: ‘Submission Samhain: [type of submission]’ as the subject heading

all submissions must include a cover letter, with the piece pasted into the body of the e-mail; artwork must be attached

we accept both previously unpublished works and reprints, but if you are submitting a reprint, please let us know which publication your piece first appeared, along with a link to the piece, if applicable

we accept multiple and simultaneous submissions; though please let us know, and let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere

we are currently unable to pay our contributors

published submissions will be lightly edited to conform to the format of the site

submissions will close for the Samhain issue on 15 October 2012