Pagan Culture - Publishing
Interview by Michael Night Sky
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Bringing Magick to the Masses
Who is Carl Weschcke? you may ask. Let me give you a clue: his full name is Carl L. (for Llewellyn) Weschcke. Now you may have a better idea, for Carl is the man who brought Paganism to the masses, through his leadership of Llewellyn Worldwide. If you are Pagan and have not heard of Llewellyn publications, you must have spent the last few decades stranded on an island in the Pacific with the passengers and crew of Oceanic Flight 815. Llewellyn has published a veritable A-to-Z list of well-known Pagan authors too exhausting to include here. Among the best-known of these include Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Isaac Bonewits, Raymond Buckland, Z. Budapest, Dan & Pauline Campanelli, Scott Cunningham, John Michael Greer, Mary K. Greer, Raven Grimassi, Amber K, Sirona Knight, Donald Michael Kraig, Diana L. Paxson, Silver Ravenwolf, and Robin Wood. Carl’s publishing career began when Paganism was spoken of in whispers, if at all, and believed to be an occult art known only to a few. Today, Llewellyn’s titles dominate the magickal publishing world and are ubiquitous in bookstores both mainstream and magickal. We are pleased to present this exclusive interview with an (heretofore) unsung hero of the Pagan Renaissance.
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke's
Tips for Aspiring Writers
I’m not a writing coach, but I can offer a few ideas about how to get published:
This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many folks don’t understand it: Write a good book. Take writing classes and learn how to write, hire an editor or a writing coach to look over your manuscript. Don’t presume that because just you think you have a good idea and can type that you can write. a book.
Read our guidelines, be familiar with the type of books we publish, use spelling and grammar checkers. Please!
Don’t tell us that you are ready for Oprah.
- Don’t do a “me-too” book. Just because Lady Double X wrote a book on Celtic Myth doesn’t mean that you should write one, too.