Call for Manuscripts

(you can also view this Call for manuscripts as a downloadable .pdf)

Gods&Radicals Press is currently open to manuscripts to complete our 2019 print publishing schedule.

What we’re looking for:

We’re particularly interested in helping to develop and print non-fiction works of political and philosophical theory, works of occult or witch resistance, introductory radical pagan texts, handbooks for practical world-building, and leftist and post-leftist meditations on the anthropocene and what can come from the ruins of Empire.

Topics which particularly interest us:

  • Manuals for de-civilization, de-colonization, and de-industrialization.
  • Permaculture and salvage-culture.
  • Post-colonial and anti-colonial reconstructions of lost or suppressed spiritual traditions.
  • Ancestral recovery and re-connection
  • Land recovery and re-connection
  • Compelling handbooks for magical practice from an anti-capitalist framework.

We are not currently looking for poetry, channeled works, memoirs, or fiction.

Gods&Radicals Press is a non-profit anti-capitalist publisher. We sell the majority of our books directly to readers in order to ensure the highest royalty possible for authors. We pay royalties of 50% post-cost revenue on print and digital works we publish; the other half is retained by Gods&Radicals Press to develop future publishing projects.

Gods&Radicals Press is committed to developing, publishing, and supporting under-represented voices. We are particularly eager to consider works from people from oppressed communities and voices from outside the United States.

To submit a completed manuscript, email editor [at] godsandradicals.org with the following information:

  • Your name and the name of the work.
  • A bio describing your previous writing experience and/or your experience in the related topic of your work
  • A brief outline and the first 10 pages of your manuscript in .odt or .docx format only.
  • Include the word MANUSCRIPT in the subject line of your email
  • Please also let us know whether you have submitted the work elsewhere.

Call For Submissions: A Beautiful Resistance (#2)

Soon on the heels of the wild success of our first issue of A Beautiful Resistance: Everything We Already Are, we’re pleased to announce the call for submissions for out second issue!

A Beautiful Resistance (#1): Everything We Already Are brought Pagans together around Samhain’s dark fires to identify the horrors of capitalism and share hopes of liberation. The songs we forgot were sung. Capitalism was confronted in the winter of our world. We revealed ways of manifesting the unseen, opposed joy to the machine and discussed apocalypse and everything after. The issue ended with a call to ‘create the world we want now’.

A Beautiful Resistance #2 will be published at Beltane. As last year’s seeds burst through capitalism’s cracked pavements and voices of our radical ancestors rise with the energy of our greening land and wild gods, we seek to build on the work of issue #1. Our second issue of A Beautiful Resistance will be curated & edited by poet, author, and awenydd Lorna Smithers.

About the Editor

Lorna Smithers is a Brythonic polytheist and devotee of Gwyn ap Nudd walking the road to awe between the islands of Britain and Annwn and leaving signposts in the mist along the way.

In his review of her recent collection, Enchanting the Shadowlands, Gods&Radicals editor Rhyd Wildermuth described Lorna’s mystic vision this way:

Like the unlooked-for lover, the sudden gasp of sunlight which makes you forget what you were on about, the unscheduled adventure or the almost rude rising of a massive moon looming over your mundane thoughts, Lorna’s writing always catches you off-guard, unprotected, disarmed, flailing, tripping into candle light where you’d thought you’d find florescence….

 

…You aren’t where you thought you were, time rips open, the dead come pouring out, laughing or wailing or passing silently.  You’re in the memory not just of a poet, but of a land itself, ages intersecting at the crossroads of you.

We’re thrilled she’s agreed to edit the second issue!

The deadline for submitting to the second issue is March 1st, and we’ve updated our submissions guidelines here.

Be well and resist beautifully!