Friday, February 24, 2012

Balefire Magazine -- call for Submissions, Beltane 2012

Issue 3 of THE BALEFIRE, the Midwest's premiere magical magazine, is in production, and we are seeking  contributions of original articles, rituals, reviews, poetry, fiction, photography, and art.

At this time, we are not working under a thematic structure, but we do ask that material relate to the practice of magic and/or Paganism in the Midwest US. Our regional focus is what makes us unique, and it allows THE BALEFIRE to be a resource to practitioners in this part of the country (and world).

Regular sections to which you might consider contributing:

Community Services: profile of a Pagan/Occult charitable organization
Festival Forum: reviews & previews of area festivals and campouts
Fireside Chat: feedback from readers about articles, stories, etc.
Group Guide: Highlights working covens, hearths, circles, groves or other bodies (or groups of related bodies)
Red Straps: discussions related to Fire Tribe (the woodbusters, firetenders, fire performers, water bearers and energy workers that maintain the bonfires at many Pagan gatherings)
Rites of Passage: announcement related to individual & group Rites of Passage
Teen Retreat: teen reflections & contributions related to magic and spirituality
Vendor’s View: profile of a festival, online, or brick & mortar vendor


We are specifically seeking columnists with interest and experience in the following areas:

  • Ceremonial Magic -- Enochian, Goetia, Qabbala, etc.
Beyond that, we know that we would like at least 1-2 more regular columnists with a burning passion for subject area and a strong connection to the region. 


Complete guidelines can be found here. Since we publish semi-annually, the Beltane issue covers Beltane, Midsummer, Lammas and Mabon (or, roughly April through September).


You can download a free copy of our first issue, Beltane 2009, here.


We do accept advertising. Information is available here.

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