We are now accepting submissions!
The more diverse, the better
We’re looking to multiply the number of voices represented on this site. The more different views and perspectives are represented, the more robust this path will become. And the more we of like minds come together and share, the more recognized and accepted we’ll become in the larger community. So, don’t hold back. Have your say!
You need not identify as a Naturalistic Pagan to submit. Other perspectives, including those that challenge the naturalistic views, are welcome in the spirit of constructive dialogue.
You will be credited by name and retain full copyright to your work. We request only the right to display your work on our site.
Speak your truth! We’ll consider just about anything you send us, but we’re especially interested in a few key areas:
- Personal Experience or Essay – a true story or narrative describing a personal experience, or an essay related to themes of Naturalistic Paganism
- Experiment – a report of a first-hand empirical trial of a hypothesis, spiritual practice, or other activity related to Naturalistic Paganism; in other words, tell us what you tried and describe the results (examples may include meditations, rituals, tarot, runes, astrology, alternative medicines, psychological theories, scientific theories, new ways of thinking, etc.)
- Naturalistic mythology – recount a myth or legend, or describe a deity or pantheon, including possible interpretations from naturalistic perspectives
- Critical Challenge – a constructive critique of certain aspects, ideas, or practices within Naturalistic Paganism
We take science seriously. If you make claims of a scientific or metaphysical nature, it is best to support those claims with evidence and/or reputable, authoritative sources. Submissions with claims lacking sufficient support may be returned for revision.
We take cultural appropriation issues seriously. If you reference mythological or religious material, it is best to acknowledge that tradition and note potential differences in interpretation, especially if it comes from a major living world religion such as Hindusim, Native American tribal practices, etc. In other words, do not speak for the tradition, speak only for yourself. If you belong to that tradition, say so.
Please NO RANTS OR FLAMES.
Text submissions should be between 500 and 1500 words. Aim for 700 words as the ideal length.
All submissions should use proper grammar, spelling, and citation of sources.
We expect a certain level of reflection and rigor in submissions. In order to provide the best quality for readers, submissions may be returned with suggestions for revision.
Submissions may be edited before publication. In the event that a submission needs extensive revision, a reasonable effort will be made to inform the author of any major changes prior to publication. Spelling, grammar, typos, and awkward or wordy phrasing will be corrected without notification. Titles may be changed and section headings added without notification, unless the author requests otherwise beforehand.
Plagiarism is absolutely unacceptable and will result in the removal of any published material and banning of further submissions.
We will not publish any work expressing views of a racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory nature.
Include name, photo, and short bio with your submission. The name need not be your real name (real is encouraged, but we understand if it’s not); it should be the name under which you wish to receive credit. The photo need not be of you; it could be a tree, star, or other image that represents you (please no nudity or profanity). The bio should be short and sweet, conveying who you are and what your interest or background is. If you have a product, service, or website to promote, you may do so in your bio.
Advertising: If you have a product, service, or website to promote that is relevant to Naturalistic Paganism, you may do so in the short bio that accompanies your text submission.
Get your work seen! We’re especially interesting in the following themes:
- intersections of the artificial and natural environment
You may interpret the above themes as you will. If you send it to us, rest assured we’ll consider it.
Appropriate submissions include photographs, artwork, logos, sigils, diagrams, comic strips, cartoons, etc., for which you hold full copyright. Include an explanation of the work where necessary to its understanding.
Please no obscene or pornographic images.
Images may be modified slightly to improve consistency with the “look” of the site, without notification.
Images created by combining other images, one or more of which is not your own, should give full credits to the original image author(s) for all images used. A link to the site where you found the image is acceptable, provided the original author has not stipulated further restrictions on use of the image. Images without such credits will not be accepted.
Text submissions should be submitted in one of the following formats: MS Word (DOC) or Rich Text Format (RTF).
Images should be submitted in one of the following formats: JPEG, GIF, or BMP. Resolution should be high enough to be clear and crisp at a width of 500 pixels, but need not be exactly this size.
Send submissions via email. Include only one text submission or up to five images per email.
Please note the nature of the submission in the subject line. For example:
- Essay: Walking in Nature.
- Photo: Bridge Over Creek.
- Artwork: Naturalism Logo
Submissions will not be returned to the sender, unless specifically requested.
Send all submissions to:
humanisticpaganism [at] gmail.com
Note: Be sure to remove the spaces and replace [at] with @. Address intentionally disrupted to avoid detection by spam robots.
By submitting, you grant us limited, non-exclusive, worldwide electronic rights to your content (that means you agree to let us publish your stuff, but otherwise you retain full rights to your work).
HumanisticPaganism.com retains the right to accept or reject submissions without providing a reason.
HumanisticPaganism.com retains the right to edit, update, or otherwise modify submissions before or after publication without advance notice of the author or artist.
All submissions reflect the opinions of their respective authors and artists, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HumanisticPaganism.com.
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