Call For Submissions:
Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries
Edited by Tai Fenix Kulystin and Lee Harrington
From Mystic Productions Press
In the world of spiritual and magical discourse, the LGBTQAI+ voice is often left out. So often, the discussion and rituals are anchored in a strict duality of a priest and priestess, and even our god(s) and goddess(es) are subject to this binary. When these are the majority of our representations the vast array of queer magical experiences are entirely overlooked. Do you have theories and perspectives on queering magic, or magic in queer life/activism? Have you had profound personal experiences that others might learn from? Has your magical working group devised rituals for people of queer experience, or to interact with queer gods and ancestors?
The world is ready to hear what you have to say.
Authors are invited to write 2-8 pages (approximately 1500-4000 words) about their own theories, rituals, or personal experiences pertaining to Queer Magic. Topics could include:
- Gender or Sexual Identity and Magic
- Queering Magic/Resisting Heterocisnormative Patriarchy with Magic
- Queer Gods
- Sex Magic
- Honoring LGBTQ Ancestors
- Intersectionality with Race, Ability, Socioeconomic Status, Age, Size, etc.
- Rites of Passage and Coming Out Magic
- Death or Funerary Rites
- Personal or Community Healing
- …and more
English-language contributions preferred, but multi-lingual entries accepted on a case by case basis. Fiction is not appropriate to this project.
Who Should Contribute:
All those who feel they fit into the multitude of queer identities (LGBTQAI+) and who practice magic or have experiences with magic (of any/all spiritual paths, or lack thereof), are all welcome to submit. How any of these terms are defined is entirely up to the person experiencing their own journey.
How To Contribute:
Send a one-paragraph summary of the concept of what you want to write about to QueerMagicAnthology@gmail.com before February 1st, 2017. Also include up to one paragraph about yourself as the author.
Why the summaries first? A book of only one type of entries would not show the diversity of Queer Magic theory, rituals, and experiences taking place in our community and behind closed doors. Please specify if the proposed work has been previously published digitally or in print form (this will not disqualify work, simply provide information).
Once summaries have been accepted, authors will have until May 1st, 2017 to get their rough draft in. New authors will be worked with throughout the process to help share their unique story with the world.
Are you ready to tell your tale of Queer Magic? Drop us a line.
Authors will receive $25, 1 finished copy of the book upon completion, their biographies listed in the book, have wholesale access to the project, and retain rights to their work.