~ we are accepting submissions for our Summer Solstice 2013 issue ~


for our Summer Solstice issue, we are currently accepting the following:

flash fiction
short fiction

with queerified themes and elements of the season and/or sabbat — this can be interpreted in as many ways as you’d like!

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 Summer Solstice issue on 14 June 2013

the issue will be available 21 June 2013

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 Summer Solstice: [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) and possible rejection:

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we accept both previously unpublished works and reprints, but if you are submitting a reprint, please let us know which publication your piece first appeared, along with a link to the piece, if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