On submitting articles to the Main Content Editor
THE JOURNAL OF THE WESTERN MYSTERY TRADITION, published equinoctially,
devotes each issue to one particular facet of the W.M.T.. The Content
Editor welcomes contributions in the form of Articles which discuss
the chosen topic for a given issue.
A Writer wishing to see his work published in the JOURNAL should
observe the following points:
- The JOURNAL is purely a Voluntary venture. No-one is getting
paid for their trouble, least of all the Editors!
- Articles should be written in a "scholarly" manner. That is
to say, all quotes should be referenced; footnotes should be used
where appropriate, and a full Bibliography included at the end.
Personal opinion should be properly justified with argument. Subjectively
observed material should be treated with the same kind of integrity
with which a scientist treats data from his own experiments.
- The language of the JOURNAL is English; the Writing Style should
be such as would receive an "A" from a High School English Language
- To submit an article, first contact the Contents Editor with
a detailed proposal for your piece. The Contents Editor will approve
of your proposal, so long as he is satisfied that: it fits with
the theme of the Issue in which it is intended to be published;
it is consistent with the editorial direction of the Journal;
and will generally fufill the standards expected.
- Articles should be a minimum of 5000 words in length: 10000
is long but acceptable; but 15000 words or more is probably overdoing
- The envisaged reader profile has been defined as follows:
The target audience should be those who practice magick: 18+, literate,
high school graduates.
Familiar with Judaeo/Christian/Muslim deity but not necessarily
of any particular religion. Has some kind of belief in "the Divine".
- Write using a 12pt font (preferably Times New Roman) and double-spaced
- The Editors will only accept files that can be read by Word
97 - preferably .doc files, though WordPerfect 6.0 (and later)
files, and .rtf files are acceptable.
- All documents sent between Contributors and Editors must be
ZIPped (e.g using Winzip 7.0).
- Please carefully observe the Deadlines. First Drafts should
be ready and submitted to the Copy Editor by February 1st in the
case of the Spring Issue, and August 1st for the Autumn Issue.
The final NE PLUS ULTRA Deadline for publication is 1 month before
the Equinox in question.
- Finally, it is intended that THE JOURNAL OF THE WESTERN MYSTERY
TRADITION should be as reliable a Journal as Academic Journals
are to University staff and students. It has been suggested that
the Golden Dawn Journal series is a standard by which to
compare our journal, though of course we do not limit ourselves
to Golden Dawn magic.
To conclude, see our main page http://www.jwmt.org/ - as this contains
details on the themes of future editions. Please make all submissions
with the subject "Main Content Editor".
Main Content Editor
On submtting work to the Creative Content Editor
If you or someone you know would like to see their work published,
email me with your submission, a short bio and copyright or credit
Currently we are looking for art, poetry, book reviews and short
stories. Guidelines are as follows:
- ARTWORK should be in .gif or .jpg format and in RGB mode. Images
over 200 kilobytes will not be accepted, images 100 kb or smaller
- POETRY should be of an occult nature/subject.
- BOOK REVIEWS on esoteric/hermetic books, use footnotes if needed.
- SHORT STORIES should be of an occult nature. I am seeking short
stories for the trial run of "Experience" a small section devoted
to our readers. Subjects should be about your experiences with
magick or why you became a magician."
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com
with the subject "Creative Content".
On submiting art the Ritual Content Editor
Work of a ritual nature, including, though not limited
to, ritual ruberic, results of a ritual, commentary on ritual, etc.,
may be submitted for publication to the Journal's Ritual Content
We ask that ritual content submitted be inline with
the subject of the issue which it will appear in.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
the subject "Ritual Content".
We want to use your art on our cover! The cover of every issue
of the Journal will feature artwork relating to the theme of that
season's Journal. If you would like to have your artwork featured
on the Journal cover, for both the .html and the .pdf versions of
the Journal, then please submit your art to us. All art must be
.gif or .jpg format and at 300 dpi resolution.
Please make all submissions to email@example.com
with the subject of "cover art".