What You Need To Know
We encourage all authors, writers, and persons new to the literary field to submit their work for consideration in the next volume of Enheduanna. Please read the submission guidelines below.
The only requirement for submissions is that author of the work identify as a Pagan or practices a tradition under the umbrella of Paganism. All submissions should be your original work. They should not have been previously published. The works themselves do not have to be Pagan themed.
We accept submission of creative writing and fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, film scripts, novellas, novelettes, author interviews and biographical sections, letters, memoirs, short stories, literary criticism, essays, and other literary works. No “how to” pieces. If multiple people are involved in a piece, each person who collaborated must give permission.
There is no word count for submissions, but some types will be fewer words than others (i.e. a book review generally will not be more than 1500 words, a poem 1,000 words, and a short story could be up to 7,500.)
If you include references and citations in your manuscript, they need to be clearly cited in the text and works cited section. Please follow current MLA format for citations and works cited/bibliography pages.
If you are using nontraditional spellings, caps or other alterations of words, please let the editor know at the time of submission.
We welcome foreign language pieces. If accepted, a work in another language will be published side by side the English translation. Persons writing in a foreign language will be responsible for making necessary translation edits based on the final English manuscript of a work that will be for publication.
Authors may send a copy of their book they wish to have reviewed to the Society using the address listed in the contact. The organization will review the work and if it merits a publishable book review, a notice will be sent to the author (provided they provide contact) about publishing the review of their work in Enheduanna.
New Publications Announcements
Newly published authors may submit an ad for the back of the journal for recent publications within the six months leading up to October 31. Please include the book cover, author, publisher, distribution channels, and an excerpt to be included.
Graphic/artwork that is included with submissions must be submitted at the time the article is submitted. They must be high resolution (300 dpi minimum). If you are using a piece with copyright, please submit the use permission with the work.
How to Submit
The deadline for articles is May 1 for the upcoming Samhain issue. Articles may be submitted before then. Please submit online using the submit page.
Submit entries together in a file. There is not limit to submission quantities or types. It can be .doc, PDF, and .rtf file formats. After you submit, you can expect a response after the May 1 deadline. Manuscripts should have 1″ margins, use 12 point font size, and use Times New Roman font.
If your article requires revision before publishing, the editors will contact you and provide suggestions for revision. Enheduanna reserves the right to edit your work for publication, which may include for clarity, titling, grammatical correctness, or cohesion.
By submitting your work to Enheduanna, you are giving non-exclusive print and digital rights for The Pagan Society to publish your work (or portions there of) in Enheduanna or on its website. These rights include global rights and distributions at the time of publication and for future editions/reprints of volumes in which the work is first published. Author’s retain rights to all works accepted once published.
All sales of Enheduanna go to The Pagan Society. Authors whose work are published with receive a complimentary edition of the journal in which their work is published by post.
Enheduanna is published yearly at Samhain (October 31). Works for the yearly publication are due May 1. Revisions to works are due by August 21.
Author Contact Information
When submitting your work, at the end of the manuscript itself, please include a brief bio (100 words) about who you are and your path, your name, your contact information, (will not be printed), and the name you prefer to have printed.
Questions and Submissions
Questions and submissions should be directed to:
Chief Editor, Enheduanna