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Call for Submissions: Prayers to the Allfather
I am posting about this here because I would genuinely love to receive submissions from across the entire spectrum of paganism for this, so please don't hesitate to send something just because your approach or path may differ from mine; my only requirement (in addition to the specifics below) is that you love Odin, and/or want to honor Him or reach out to Him through imagery, ritual, song, or prayer.
I am currently accepting submissions for Prayers to the Allfather, a collection of prayers, rituals, chants, invocations and artwork for Odin. This book is not going to be a traditional devotional anthology and I do not want to receive any articles, personal essays, or literary devotional poetry. This will be strictly a book of liturgy for Him which I hope can serve as a resource for His devotees (meaning, everyone who loves and reveres Him) regardless of their specific belief system or approach to Him. Please see below for more details of the type of content desired.
Prayers, blessings, chants, songs, mantras, and invocations: These may be of any length and style but must be your own original work and must be addressed to/directed towards Odin/Woden/Wodan (or any of His heiti, i.e. alternate Names). Although these types of pieces can certainly be poetic and even be framed in poetic form, I don’t want poetry that has a mostly ideological purpose (ie, putting forth your own personal view of Odin in some way without the piece being an actual prayer), or poetry that serves a primarily literary purpose. This is a very fine and debatable line, and I suppose the deciding factors will have to be a) what He says about it, and b) how I feel about the piece and whether it seems to fit my overall vision for the book.
Rituals: I don’t want spells, but rituals that serve a devotional purpose: dedications, blessings, meditations, festivals created for or focused on Him, energy work, etc. There is no length restriction here. Personal rituals you have done for Him would be perfect for this; please email me or just send the piece for me to look at if you’re not sure whether it would fit!
Artwork: I would like to include Odin artwork throughout the book, including on the cover, for meditation purposes and general drooling over His awesomeness, including: paintings, photo manipulations, shrines, statues and other artwork created for Him, etc. Depictions of concepts and symbols associated with Him (ravens, wolves, valknuts, snakes, bears, etc.) are also acceptable.
Please email your submissions to: email@example.com and make sure to put “Prayers to the Allfather” in the subject line.
The tentative deadline is June 30th, 2014 (depending on how many submissions I receive, I may extend that), and I will be the final judge of all submissions. You must also be willing to sign an agreement to have your work included, which I will email to you upon acceptance.
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Image credit: Odin by lindowyn on Etsy
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