~ we are accepting submissions for our Spring Equinox 2013 issue ~

the springtime and the spring equinox have always spoken of the magick of fertility, and renewal of being to us — thus, for our spring equinox issue, we are currently accepting ‘coming out stories’

fiction submissions (flash and short story), poetry and non-fiction must be a ‘coming out story’, with elements of the springtime and the spring equinox weaved into the piece (springtime, the energies of maiden, fertility — this can be interpreted in as many ways as you’d like!)

we also are accepting other non-fiction and/or artwork that contains theme(s) of the season and/or sabbat, preference will be given to pieces with a queer-ified angle — anything queer with themes of the season, whatever pagan path you follow!

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

submissions will close for the Spring Equinox issue on 15 March 2013

the Spring Equinox issue will be available 20 March 2013

for more information on the spring equinox, please visit — Spring Equinox (at Witchology), Ostara, (at Religious Facts), and Alban Eiler (at the Celtic Lady)

submissions length and how to submit:

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

all submissions must include the following to be considered for publication — failure to follow these guidelines will result in some annoyed little gnomes reading your piece(s):

– a cover letter contained in the body of the email (no attachments) with the following information:

– a short, third-person biography (less than fifty words), letting us know more than just a list of your previous publications
– a short (approximately one hundred words or less) statement regarding why the piece (any submission type, including fiction and poetry) speaks ‘spring equinox’ and related themes and symbolism to you  (this can follow any tradition of paganism, as well as any general queerness in the LGBT community, and should relate in a way to the piece you are submitting)
– in other words, briefly enlighten us with your personal gnosis and experiences; it will be included, if the piece is accepted

– the piece(s) pasted into the body of the e-mail (no attachments accepted)
– however, artwork can be attached (preferred method)
– the proper subject heading with the title of the piece, else the submission might be lost in the ether of the junk mail folder

other random information:

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

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