Mother of Mountains: A Devotional for Cybele and Attis

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for Mother of Mountains: A Devotional for Cybele and Attis. Submissions will open 1 January 2020 and close 1 June 2020, with an expected release date of Winter 2020. This anthology is being edited by Rebecca Buchanan.

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

In your work, consider any of the following: 

— the individual attributes of and relationships between Cybele and Attis; 

— the relationships between Cybele and the Olympians, especially Dionysus;

— the syncretism between and identification of Cybele with Gaia, Rhea, and Demeter;

— the nature of Cybele’s worship in Greece and the Greek colonies, and her identification as a “foreign Goddess”;

— the nature and evolution of Cybele’s worship (as Magna Mater) in Rome, and the introduction of her cult as a result of a pronouncement by the Sibylline Oracle;

— the myth of Attis’ origin, his symbolism, and the nature and practices of the Galli;

— Cybele’s symbolism and association with lions, mountains, cities, motherhood, wilderness, drums, madness, sexuality, ecstasy, and so on;

— Cybele as part of modern Goddess Spirituality;

— ancient festivals and sacred sites, and modern festivals and sacred sites. 

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 .doc, .rtf, or .jpg attachments. Please send all questions or submissions to the editor at All contributors will be allowed to purchase up to three (3) copies at cost, and will receive a .pdf of the final manuscript for their personal use. 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