II(I): Divine Androgyne (LGBT)
Nov
1
12:01am12:01am

II(I): Divine Androgyne (LGBT)

Spring 2018

  • Theme:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Divine Androgyne symbolizes the process of differentiation and reunification of polarities.  The symbol is dynamic and alive, never static, and contemplation of the living symbol may elucidate insight into the LGBT spirit.  The initialism of queer identity is equivalent to taking snapshots of the Divine Androgyne during its unfolding and infolding.  The entire process is divine, and as aspects of the divine, so too is the queer spirit.  Rites of passage (coming out, transitioning, etc.), queer myths, and non-binary deity practices help to enrich and possibly save lives by validating and honoring the experience of the queer spirit.  For our spring 2018 issue, we invite you to share stories, images, poetry, essays, and rituals that honor the magic of LGBT spirituality.

Artwork: "The Androgyne" by Mariana Palova

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II(II): Tarot Series II
Feb
1
12:01am12:01am

II(II): Tarot Series II

Summer 2018:

  • Theme:  The Tarot
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Deadline: February 1, 2018

Use one of these six windows as inspiration:  I Magician, II High Priestess, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, and XIX Sun.  Create your own image for these cards. Tell a story about the characters you see.   Provide an in-depth interpretation from one of your favorite decks. These are basic suggestions to get you going, but take this theme and create what you will.


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I(IV): Sphere of Luna
Jun
20
12:01am12:01am

I(IV): Sphere of Luna

Winter 2017:

  • Theme:  Sphere of Luna
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Deadline: CLOSED
You should pay attention to the Moon in all workings, as the foremost of the planets, because she has the most manifest effects and judges all things in this world, and to her belong the powers of generation and corruption, and she is the mediatrix of their effects; for she received the influences and impressions of all the stars and planets, and pours them down onto the inferior things of this world.” - Picatrix

The Moon lifts the veil of matter and reveals to us the Machinery of the Universe.  Within her, images born of universal consciousness rise and fall in the Astral Light; all that is created is prepared for crystallization into matter.  She is the carousel of faces.  Her nature is seductive, cyclical, and rhythmic.  She speaks in allegory, symbol, and myth.  For our winter issue, abandon realism and enter the Moon’s Treasure House of Images to retrieve stories, poetry, art, essays, and rituals that transmit lunar energy.

Artwork: "Moon" by Jodie Muir 


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I(III): Ancestors
Sep
22
to Mar 20

I(III): Ancestors

Fall 2017:

  • Theme:  Ancestors
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Video
  • Deadline: CLOSED

Every action we take is imprinted with the impulses, addictions, joys, and sorrows of the Ancestors.  We are never truly alone; when we move, they move with us.  Our very existence is dependent not only on the courage, sacrifice, and resilience of our blood ancestors, but also those souls bonded to our bloodline by love, generosity, and even betrayal.  And if we look deeper, we may discover our former incarnations and understand they, too, are our ancestors.   For our fall issue, we invite you to close your eyes, call upon the Ancestors, and share with us their stories, images, poetry/songs, and rituals.

Artwork: "Ancestors" by Desiree Isphording


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I(II): The Tarot
Jun
22
to Dec 21

I(II): The Tarot

Summer 2017:

  • Theme:  The Tarot
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Video
  • Deadline: CLOSED

Use one of these four windows as inspiration:  0 The Fool,  XII The Hanged Man, XX Judgement, and XXI The World.   Create your own image for these cards. Tell a story about the characters you see.   Provide an in depth interpretation from one of your favorite decks. These are basic suggestions to get you going, but take this theme and create what you will.

Artwork: "Judgement" by Zac Shiffer


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I(I) Womb, Egg, Phallus, Seed
Mar
21
to Sep 22

I(I) Womb, Egg, Phallus, Seed

Spring 2017 (Premiere Issue):

  • Theme:  Womb, Egg, Phallus, Seed
  • Type: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Video
  • Deadline: CLOSED

We want to kick off our premiere issue with a provocative, yet seasonally appropriate theme. You may incorporate one or more elements of the theme into your work.  Sexual tones and imagery may be suitable; however, they are difficult to execute tastefully.  If you take this route, tread carefully.  Abandon the literal. 

Artwork:  "Druid's Egg" by Incantata

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