Among Satyrs and Nymphs: A Devotional Anthology to Hellenic Nature Spirits

Calls for Submissions!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for Among Satyrs and Nymphs: A Devotional Anthology to Hellenic Nature Spirits. Submissions will open 1 May 2018 and close 30 April 2019, with an expected release date of Summer 2019. This anthology is being edited by Zachariah Shipman. 

The editor is interested in a variety of material, including but not limited to: prayers, rituals, hymns, essays, visual artwork, short stories, plays, recipes, and new translations of ancient and public domain works.

In your work, consider:

— comparing/contrasting various spirits of Nature in the Hellenic world;
— the relationships between these spirits and other Deities associated with them in the Hellenic pantheon, especially Hermes, Pan, Dionysos, Demeter, Artemis, Hekate, Poseidon, and Persephone;
— the various types of Nature Spirits including but not limited to: Okeanides, Naiades, Hydriades, Dryades, Hamadryades, Meliai, Melissai, Oreiades, Epimelides, Leimonides, Anthousai, Nephelai, Aurai, Hesperides, Asteriai, Haliai, Nereides, Lampades, Mainades;
— individual Nymphai of no specific name, such as the Satyroi, Panes, Kouretes, Pontoi, and Hekaterides;
— specific Nymphai and Satyroi, such as Adrastaeia, Amphitrite, Calypso, Daphne, Galatea, Io, Libya, Thetis, and others; 
— the offspring, or parents of Nymphs or Satyrs such as Pontos, Nereus, Silenos, etc.;
— the ancient cults and cultic sites of the Nymphai, Satyroi, or the Panes, or Deities connected to such beings;
— reconstructed and modern cults and rituals;
— the spirits’ areas of interest and influence in Nature, and in Modern/Ancient Hellenismos;
— analyses of specific myths featuring Nymphs, and Satyrs;
— the appearance of the spirits in ancient literature, and modern literature and cinema;
— compare/contrast the Nymphai and Satyroi with their associated Deities.

Multiple submissions by the same author are acceptable, and all contributors will retain original copyright to their work. Previously published material is also acceptable, provided the author retains the original copyright. All contributors must complete a permission to publish form prior to publication or their work will not be included in the anthology.

Absolutely NO plagiarism. Any work that has been plagiarized will be excluded from the finished anthology.  All work must be the original work of the author or include proper citations where necessary; the preferred citation styles for this anthology are MLA or APA. Please do not use auto-generated footnotes, if at all possible. The editor reserves the right to make minor changes to formatting, spelling, and grammar if necessary. The editor also reserves the right to request modifications of submissions or to reject submissions as necessary.

Artwork must be at least 300dpi. Send all submissions in the body of the email or as .pdf, or .jpg, attachments. Please send all questions or submissions to the editor at HailOlympos@gmail.com with the subject “Devotional Submission.” 

All contributors will receive a .pdf for their personal use, and a coupon code which will allow them to purchase up to three (3) copies at cost. No monetary compensation will be provided. Proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in honor of the Deities and production costs for future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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