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Confluence is tomorrow! Huzzah! I'm excited, I bought some food and a case of Mike's, and I've been hunting through my boxes of stuff, looking for the panda ears. I haven't found them yet (I suspect they're in the box on the bottom, in the back row of stacked boxes), but in the process I found a bunch of things I was either looking for or will need soon (battery charger, camera cable, portable CD player, my favorite cookbook, etc.). But yay for seeing Alphans/Confluence people again!

In semi-related news, attention you writers and artists (which is... almost all the people who read this). I'm on the staff of a new magazine Francesca is starting, and we need submissions. From ANYONE. Stuff you've already written/drawn/whatever, and they don't need to have anything to do with fairies, paganism, or stuff like that (but if they do, that's still cool). Basically the magazine is about community and expression. So go ahead and submit any short stories, articles, artwork, etc., and get published! Yes, that means you. *makes puppy eyes at everyone*


Submission Guidelines for Faerie Nation's magazine

We accept all styles of work: prose, stories, rituals, poetry, artwork,
makeup tips, you name it. Crazy people are sooooo multifaceted.

Include this exact sentence: "Please credit [name, professional or
religious title if you want] as the author of this piece." If you want
to be anonymous, fill in the blank with "anonymous."

If you want a contributor's bio in the mag, precede the bio with these
words: "This is the bio:" After the bio, please write "end of bio" or
your automatically generated signature or other comments addressed
privately to us could end up in the magazine for all to see. Bio must be
no more than a short paragraph, two-three sentences.

Include your real name, email addy, snail mail address, and phone
number. They will not be published unless you include them in your bio.

Do not send us your only copy: we do not return submissions.

We consider one piece per author at a time. We do not consider
submissions that are simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.

Submit your work in the body of an email. Do not use fancy formatting or
programs. Just do it plain old email style. If you want a word
italicized in the final copy, make the word all caps. Send to
ade.conway@gmail.com.

We need one time printing rights. Other than that, authors retain
copyright of their work. Anything you submit must be yours and not
subject to any copyright restrictions.

Articles might be edited for clarity and length. Poems will not. Rites
will not, except for their prose sections, such as instructions.

In return for your article, you receive a free copy of the mag and
one-time ad space. Please don't send the ad with your submission: If we
accept your piece, we'll contact you to talk about the ad then.

Write about anything you want! I really mean that! Do not, puhleeze,
focus on what you think I will like. Your work doesn't have to be about
being Fey, the Faerie Queen, coming home to Her, Goddess spirituality,
community building, or inclusiveness. Faerie Nation mag is a place for
Fey-touched folks to share what we are doing, who we are, and what we
dream. FN mag, like FN itself, is for any mystic or maniac who wants in.
Uber inclusive. This'll be one movement in which its founder doesn't
say, "Be yourself!" then tell you that being yourself means
thinking/being/acting just like him or her. Submit what is central and
important to you, not the topics or angles you think will hook me as an
editor. If you submit a piece that you think is, for example, totally
non-Fey or not spiritual, cool! Faeries don't run around announcing,
"I'm a Faerie, I'm a Faerie!" They just do whatever they like and write
whatever interests them.

If you prefer, the following are some of the mag's columns. Each will be
open to submissions instead of done only by a staff writer: Since I want
to give any Fey-touched soul a venue in which they can express what is
important to them, every column is hopefully a way to do that. I hope
one appeals to you. Column submissions needn't be straight prose. Try a
ritual or poem or . . . In fact, anything you submit might be used for
one of our ongoing columns anyway if it's a match. Cool!

* Column: Who is the Faerie Queen to YOU?
She has many faces. Which does she show in your own wild heart?

* Column: The Green Fey Earth: Environmental Magic & Mystical Love of
Gaia.
Don't ask me what that column is about. Make it whatever that title
seems to you in your earthy, mineral filled bones.

* Column: Enchantment
Teens can write for any column, (with written parental permission if
under 18) but staff member Laura Gail felt that there should be a
designated teen place. Yup! It should be for you, and you alone, to talk
about, well, whatever you want. Yada! After all, who am I to tell you
what to write about? I titled the column "Enchantment" because you have
plenty of it to share. Or if you don't, then you likely have plenty to
say about that as well. In any case, I am not saying you need to write
about enchantment; I simply believe that whatever you submit will BE
enchanted even if you don't know it!

* Column: Crone Fun, Crone Beauty, Crone laughter, Crone Wisdom
Laura Gail also knows how much I HATE the stereotype portrayed in Wiccan
pageants: the old bitty who's ugly but that's okay because she is wise;
she is also real scary and mean looking. Bite my apple, pretty darling?
ICK! So, thank you, Laura, for the idea of a column really defined not by
the dreadful stereotypes but by the folks in the community who are
older. You're brilliant, LG! I titled the column accordingly; hell, we
don't need one more crone defined solely as "Wyse Woman." Anyway, hey,
if you're a crone, I don't need to tell you what can go in this column;
you know that it can be whatever you think it should be. Crones think
for themselves and let go of all strictures that bound them in earlier
days. Who are you uniquely as a person, and what do you feel like writing
about? However, just in case you like them, here are topic ideas I would
love to see covered by someone who finds them personally relevant: The
Fey are immortal. How does that affect a crone? What does it mean to be
a FEY crone? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

* Column: The Trouble With Being Fey - - A Troubleshooting Column
The magazine is a celebration of magical diversity. However, to have
fun, we also need to feel safe. This column is a way we can share
solutions to problems that many of us confront. For example, How do we
get by without our friends all thinking we are nuts? If you're the sort
of Fey-touched spirit who likes their mysticism wild, on the edge, and
totally out there, what do you do to stay safe, sane, and psychically
whole? What does it mean to be a mixed-blood human, both human and Fey?

Thank you for your submission. Yes, indeed! I hope the magazine will be
a venue for the "oddest" visionaries.

Yours in the Service of the Faerie Queen,
Francesca De Grandis

Copyright 2006, Francesca De Grandis. All rights reserved. No part of
this document may be reproduced without written permission.

Art submission guidelines for Faerie Nation's magazine

Artwork submitted to Faerie Nation's magazine should be black and white,
line art or vector graphics only. Please send only the following:

Drawings or computer generated art are welcome.

Format: EPS, GIF, JPEG or TIFF are all fine. If the art is produced in
a vector-based program such as Adobe Illustrator, FreeHand, Corel, etc,
save the art as an EPS file. If type is included in the artwork, use the
software's "convert to paths" feature to avoid the need to transport any
fonts with the illustration. Flatten image layers before finalizing the
illustration.

Resolution: It is best if you scan or produce your artwork as 600dpi
lineart. Images of lower resolutions may have to be reproduced in a
smaller version.

Size: Larger sizes are preferred because the image can be shrunk to fit.
Don't go crazy though - the magazine is going to be on 8 1/2 by 11
paper, so please stay within reason.

Do not send a version of someone else's work, or drawing of a
copyrighted character, or anything else that you didn't create yourself
or don't have the right to reproduce. We need one time printing rights.
Other than that, authors retain copyright of their work. Anything you
submit must be yours and not subject to any copyright restrictions.

Submitting your artwork:

Include this exact sentence: "The title of my artwork is [fill in the
title of your piece]."

Include this exact sentence: "Please credit [name, professional or
religious title if you want] as the creator of this piece." If you want
to be anonymous, fill in the blank with "anonymous."

If you want a contributor's bio in the mag, precede the bio with these
words: "This is the bio:" After the bio, please write "end of bio" or
your automatically generated signature or other comments addressed
privately to us could end up in the magazine for all to see. Bio must be
no more than a short paragraph, two-three sentences.

Include your real name, email addy, snail mail address, and phone
number. They will not be published unless you include them in your bio.

Do not send your originals.

Please do send your artwork in digital format.

We cannot accept faxed artwork.

We do not consider submissions that are simultaneously being submitted
elsewhere.

A printout of the digital image should accompany the submitted file. If
it doesn't look good on your printout it probably won't look good on
ours either, so printing out a copy is a good idea. Also, this way we
can tell what you think it is supposed to look like in case there is a
computer glitch.

Please send artwork only to F.N.M., P.O. Box 671, Mount Marion, NY
12456. All other FNM correspondence goes to other addresses.

We can also accept artwork sent as an attachment with certain
restrictions. Please send a query email without the attached artwork to
crystalclearcandace@yahoo.com and you will receive directions on how to
submit your artwork via email.

In return for your artwork, you recieve a free copy of the mag and
one-time ad space. Please don't send the ad with your submission: If we
accept your piece, we'll contact you to talk about the ad then.


And does anyone know why LJ only likes to put in the first word of LJ cuts? I'm trying to figure it out.
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