The Pagan Friends Webzine is currently produced eight times a year on the following dates:

Imbolc Issue 1st February
Ostara Issue 21st March
Beltane Issue 1st May
Summer Solstice Issue 21st June
Lammas Issue 1st August
Autumn Equinox Issue 21st September
Samhain Issue 1st November
Midwinter Issue 21st December

The submission periods for themed content and details of what we’re looking for will appear here on this page. We are currently open to unthemed content all year round (although it may take us a little longer to respond to submissions in the week before an issue goes live).

General submission guidelines
What are we looking for?
What are we not looking for?
Interested in being a regular featurist?
Current deadlines & themes
Other enquiries

General submission guidelines

To submit to Pagan Friends Webzine, paste your submission into the body of an e-mail and send it to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk. Include a short cover letter and a bio which you are happy for us to include with your work. If you include your name, the title of your work and the type of submission(s), this will help us to respond to you more quickly.

If you would like to submit more than one kind of content to us, please do so in one e-mail. Do not submit work to us again until we have responded to your first submission. We are happy to consider re-prints as long as we are aware that they have been reprinted.

We are not currently a paying market.

For more specific guidelines for the various types of submissions we are open to, please see below.

What are we looking for?

The best way to get an idea of what we’re looking for is to read our previous issues. The webzine is free to access online.

Pagan Friends Webzine is closely linked to the Pagan Friends Forum, and priority for inclusion will be given to active forum members.

Articles & Guides
Personal Accounts
Interviews & Reviews
Fiction
Poetry
Artwork, Photography & Cartoons
Films
Other

Articles & Guides

We’re looking for well-written articles and guides aimed at a pagan audience. Articles need to be well-written and well thought out; please don’t send us a draft which you haven’t spell-checked! All articles should be sent in the body of an e-mail to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk; we will not open any unsolicited attachments.

Whilst we are open to articles of all lengths, articles of fewer than 2000 words are preferred. Please take a look at previous issues to see our preferred formatting style. We will also accept longer special features from time to time; the material in these will need to be of an excellent standard to have a chance at being included.

We are happy to accept submissions of book excerpts which are relevant to the webzine’s audience.

If your article needs to be illustrated, let us know when you send it to us. Please do not send the images until we have accepted your work. If the images you want to use are not your own work, you will need to have the owner’s permission to use them.

Personal Accounts

Personal accounts need to be well-written and spell-checked. We are interested in accounts of a spiritual, religious, magickal or occult nature. We are also interested in write-ups of events and public rituals.

Personal accounts should be sent in the body of an e-mail to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk; we will not open any unsolicited attachments.

Interviews & Reviews

If you would like us to interview you, please e-mail us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk with a little bit of information about yourself and your areas of expertise. You don’t have to be famous as long as you’re interesting!

If you would like us to review your work or interview you about it, you will need to provide us with a PDF copy to read or view. Please contact us before sending any files as these will not be opened if they are unsolicited.

Fiction

We are looking for fiction which is relevant to the pagan community or relates closely to the theme of the issue. Of all the submissions we receive, this is the one which we seem to reject the most of. Please read what we aren’t looking for before submitting fiction.

We are happy to consider short exerpts from works of fiction which we feel will be of interest to the pagan community.

Whilst we are open to fictions of all lengths, pieces of fewer than 2500 words are preferred. Please take a look at previous issues to see our preferred formatting style. We are not currently accepting children’s fiction.

Fiction should be submitted in the body of an e-mail to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk; we will not open any unsolicited attachments.

Poetry

Poetry submissions must be relevant to the pagan community or relate closely to the theme of the issue. Please read what we aren’t looking for before submitting poetry.

Whilst we are open to poetry of all lengths, we prefer shorter pieces. Please take a look at previous issues to see our preferred formatting style. We are not currently accepting children’s poetry.

Poetry should be submitted in the body of an e-mail to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk; we will not open any unsolicited attachments. Please do not submit more than five poems in an e-mail.

Artwork, Photography & Cartoons

We are constantly looking for artwork and photography to include in the webzine. If you have something you think we’d like, we’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk with a link to examples of your work. Do not send your work to us as attachments as they will not be opened.

We are looking for one-off and regular cartoon features to include in the webzine; if you are interested in being featured, please e-mail us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk.

Films

We are interested in working with film-makers to produce short films (1-10 minutes) of a pagan, occult or magickal nature, for example short how-to guides, animations or video interviews. If you would be interested in producing a short film or have already produced something you think may be suitable, please e-mail us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk.

Other

We are extremely keen to include other kinds of content which may be of interest to a pagan audience. These might include hypertexts, mixed media pieces and collaborative projects. If you have an idea, please contact us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk.

What aren’t we looking for?

General

Whilst the Pagan Friends Webzine is intended for a majority pagan audience, we are respectful of other people’s beliefs and lifestyles. This means that we are not interested in publishing attacks on groups or individuals based on belief, culture, race, gender or age.

We are not interested in content of a graphically sexual or violent nature.

Please do not contact us to convert us to another religion or tell us we are going to hell.

We are happy to publish writing from an atheist’s perspective, but please be respectful of other people’s beliefs.

Fiction & Poetry

We have received a lot of fiction and poetry which is unsuitable for our webzine. In particular, we are not interested in:

Fiction which is based solely on stereotypes and cliques. Not all pagans are wicked, evil or ugly. We don’t all go skyclad and the crushed velvet is optional. Please do not send fiction in which pagans kidnap, kill or torture people, where ‘satanic’ rituals go wrong and everyone dies or where a pagan turns out to be a vampire or demon. We are not interested in zombie fiction; we like zombies, but this isn’t the place for them.

Fiction in which a pagan ‘sees the light’ and converts to another religion.

Stories about Romans. For some reason, we receive a lot of these and they’re never what we’re looking for. If you have to write about Romans, it had better be awesome. Some of the editors know a lot about Romans so do your research.

Interested in Being a Regular Featurist?

We are currently looking for people to provide regular features or columns for the webzine. If you are interested, please e-mail us at paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk with an outline of your ideas and a sample piece.

If you would like to provide a regular feature but are unsure what to write about, we are happy to discuss ideas with you. Please contact us with a brief outline of your expertise.

Current deadlines & themes

Currently accepting submissions for the Summer Solstice issue. Submissions for this issue close on 7th June.

Other Enquiries

Please direct all other enquiries to paganfriends@hotmail.co.uk.