Priestess & Hierophant
COMING SOON... YOU?!
See our submission guidelines!
"There is a lot to discover in Darkly Told. It doesn’t offer immediate answers, nor is it meant to do so, but it will repay careful listening. Hopefully, this chapbook will be successful enough to prompt Alicia Cole to make a few more. Fans are better off for its appearance." - Dead Reckonings No. 18
Priestess & Hierophant
Interested in publishing with Priestess & Hierophant Press?
Read below. While these guidelines are lengthy, please read to the end. Thanks!
Priestess & Hierophant Presents publishes short fiction, poetry, artwork, and mixed mediums in the following areas:
1) Speculative - any genre. We consider magical realism to be borderline speculative. Please submit.
2) Literary - any form.
3) Esoteric Works - any path or practice.
4) Fine Artwork - any medium.
5) Cross-Genre - any combination of the above. Surprise us!
We have a particular craving for the dark and macabre, strange and illuminating, wicked and spectacular. All marginalizations-in work and author-strongly encouraged. Please feel free to tell us about yourself and your work in your cover letter.
Hateful/Purposeful racism, bigotry, and intolerance not accepted for publication; the use of such tropes should be handled sensitively. I may give feedback.
Provide a trigger warning if appropriate. Open to all topics so long as they're approached beautifully. Priestess & Hierophant Press is not a venue for children or YA works. Adults only.
Priestess & Hierophant Presents
For online publication, a submission of 3-5 poems, 1 short fiction work (2,000 – 3,500), 1-2 flash fiction works (1,500 words or less each), or 3-5 images will suffice, plus a brief cover letter and bio. Please use Shunn standard manuscript format for your written submissions. There's wiggle room, but keep these lengths in mind.
Please be mindful of the following themes and publication dates.:
Submissions are now closed for Issue 5: Darkness and Light. Issue 6: A Returning opens January 1, 2019.
6: A Returning - opens January 1, 2019. Closes July 1, 2019.
5: Darkness and Light - closed.
I offer publication credit. No payment.
Response time: up to 8 weeks. Query after 8 weeks.
Accepted works may be lightly edited for punctuation and conventions, if used.
Submit: firstname.lastname@example.org - .doc, .docx, .rtf, .jpg, .png (300 dpi)
Submissions should be sent to: Dear Editor, Dear Alicia Cole, Dear Mr. Cole (my chosen honorific)
Reprints by request only.
Simultaneous submissions not preferred but accepted. If you're accepted elsewhere, please notify me immediately. See below.
Payment and Rights
Priestess & Hierophant Press asks for First Publication Rights Worldwide, First English-Language Rights, and the right to print in e-copy. P&H asks for exclusive rights for 30 days; after that, you're free to reprint the work anywhere you choose. We ask for credit if you have your work reprinted elsewhere; we love you, love us back!
I nominate for the following:
Best New Poets
Bettering American Poetry
Best of the Net
The Dwarf Star Awards
The Pushcart Prize
The Rhysling Awards
ABSOLUTELY NO PLAGIARISM. IN THE CASE OF SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS, IF YOU NEGLECT TO NOTIFY ME OF ACCEPTANCE ELEWHERE, I WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR WORK IN THE FUTURE. READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. PLAGIARISM IS JUST DOUCHEBAG.