With an Adamantine Sickle: A Devotional for the Titans

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for With an Adamantine Sickle: A Devotional for the Titans. Submissions will open 1 May 2020 and close 1 October 2020, with a projected 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, visual artwork, short stories, plays, recipes, and new translations of ancient and public domain works.

In your work, consider: 

— the individual attributes of and relationships between the twelve primary Titans, e.g. Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, Themis, Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus; 

— the relationships between the Titans and their parents, Gaia and Ouranos (Uranus);

— the relationships between the original twelve Titans and their Titanic offspring, e.g. Helios, Selene, Eos, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Hekate, Metis, and others;

— the relationships between the Titans and their Olympian offspring e.g. Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, Hades, and Hestia;

— the myth of the Golden Age under Cronus;

— narrate events from the Titan War from the point of view of one or more of the Titans; 

— examine Ouranos’ prophecy that Cronus’ own children would overthrow him, as Cronus had overthrown Ouranos; and the role of Goddesses (Gaia, Rhea, Thetis, et cetera) in these prophecies and regime changes;

— Rhea’s experience of bringing Her son Zeus to a cave to be raised by Amalthea; 

— how the world of the Gods/Titans changed after the Titan War.

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, .docx, .rtf, or .jpg attachments. Please send all questions or submissions to the editor at baeditor@gmail.com. All contributors will be able 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