DEADLINE March 21, 2013
Project Editor: Maris Pái
An anthology dedicated to looking at the evolving reality of pagan women*.
The Wiccan/Neopagan paradigm of Maiden, Mother and Crone has long set the tone for the discussion of the roles women play in pagan communities, but that viewpoint, while once progressive, is very much a product of its time. Modern feminism and gender theory have long critiqued other 1950s visions of womanhood and femaleness, but this particular idea remains prevalent, even when it runs counter to the spiritual reality and experience of a lot of women.
We are priest(esse)s, monarchs, monastics, god spouses, valkyries, ordeal workers, horses, bards/skalds, sacred whores, psychics, teachers, nuns, liturgists, shamans, elders, seekers, writers, readers, pastors, witches, magicians, healers, and so much more. It’s time our stories were told and our narrative expanded.
I’m looking for essays, stories, poetry, prose, prayers, rituals, charms, recipes, art — whatever form you think best tells your story.
tI would very much like for this anthology to be as diverse as possible: please share this call for submissions with anyone you think might be interested in contributing, whatever her spiritual path.
Deadline for submissions will be Ostara (March 21st) 2012. You can contact me with submissions or questions at maris @ huginnjournal.com. Additional information/clarification at the dedicated website, available here.
* To avoid being coy, let me state outright that I am open to contributions from anyone who is self-identified woman or female. I’m interested in your thoughts and experiences, not in gender-policing you.
UPDATE: Yule 2012
The deadline for this project has been extended — if you have any ideas or interest in the project, please please email me!