On submitting articles to the Main Content
THE Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, published equinoctially,
devotes each issue to one particular facet of the Western Mystery
Tradition. 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 college English
- 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 4000 words in length: 10000
is long but acceptable; but 15000 words or more is probably
- 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 Time New Roman font, doubled spaced and
with standard one-inch margins.
- 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 articles should be formatted
using the Harvard Style guide for both the bibilography
and citations. All in-text citations should be placed
in end notes. Visit here
for more on the Harvard Style.
- All documents sent between Contributors and Editors must be
ZIPped (e.g using Winzip 7.0, etc.).
- Please carefully observe the Deadlines. First Drafts should
be ready and submitted to the Copy Editor by approximately 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 six (5) weeks before the Equinox in question. For exact deadlines
contact either the Content
Editor or the Publisher.
- 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.
To conclude, see our main page http://www.jwmt.org/ - as this contains
details on the themes of future editions. Please make all submissions
to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
"Main Content Editor".
Main Content Editor
On submtting work to the Creative
If you or someone you know would like to see their work published,
email me with your submission and copyright or credit info.
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 300 kilobytes will not be accepted, images 200 kb
or smaller is preferable.
- POETRY should be of an occult nature/subject.
- BOOK REVIEWS on esoteric/hermetic books, use footnotes if
- 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
On submiting to 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
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 with the subject
Art and Cover Art
Artists, would you like to have your artwork shown in the Journal?
The JWMT is happy to display your esoterically themed pieces within
its pages. While submitted art does not need to relate to the
topic of the issue, its chances for approval will increase if
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 then please submit your art to us.
All color art must be in .jpg format and at no greater than 200
dpi resolution. Black and white or line art can be in either .gif
or .jpg format and should also be at no greater than 200 dpi resolution.
Please make all submissions to email@example.com with the subject