Submitting Art & Writing

Women! We invite you to contribute your art and writing for
We'Moon 2019: Fanning the Flame

Download The Call for Contributions
La Llamada de Contribuciones en Español
Final due date: August 15, 2017

Fire Ritual © Melanie Gendron 2015


Bright Mother Sun!
We thank you for Everything. You are our Everything.
We would be Nothing without your radiant light, your warmth 
Your heat stored in earth-core, released in decay
Your photons powering the world's green
Your alchemy creating our life-breath
Your weight swinging us to and fro
    but never letting loose of the orbital leash.
We are your awe-struck children.
Eos, Titan Goddess of Dawn—Bast, Lion Goddess of Sunset
You wake us to Beauty and Action, drowse us deep into creative fire
Amaterasu, Great Shining Heaven—Aditi, Source of All
Walo, Sunna, Hebat, Malina
Saule, we can't keep up with your silver shoes and shining steeds
Your mighty rampages of transformation
    Every second, 4 million tons of your mass explode into energy
We cry out wonder. We cry out fear. 
Our shell is crisp and burning, our silver icing melts
We are pell-mell to protect our blue-green home
    from the heavy blanket we wove, trapping your Dragon-fire.
Sweet Dragon, we will ride your bright power into white-hot invention
Kindle the blaze of Vitality, Fan the flame of Spirit
Blow fervent with Enthusiasm, Insight, Regeneration
Gather our peoples around the HeartWarm altar, Sacred Sun, 
    where you are always smiling
And we are always Clear.

© Bethroot Gwynn 2017

Radiance • Action • Spirit • Resist • Magnetism • Generosity • Catalyst • Energize • Icarus • Fruition • Life-Force • Renewal • Wildfires • Solar Flares • Global warming • The Great Turning • Iridescent • Timekeeper • Generate • Celebrate • Renewal • Warmth • Enthusiasm • Acceptance • Clarity • Wonder • Motivate • Revolution • Inspire • Insight • Incite • Flamboyance

The theme for We'Moon 2019, Fanning the Flame, shines out from Tarot card XIX: The Sun. This year we are burning for art and writing that revels in inspiration and action toward Change. The Year of the Sun radiates opportunity for new beginnings, creative invention, energetic teamwork, insightful activism. We invoke illumination and renewed commitment toward a sustainable future for life on this planet. As earth-peoples and sun worshippers, let us act in concert to protect the environment, share abundance, and energize open and just societies. How are we fanning the flame of Spirit and keeping Hope ablaze in this turbulent time? We invite you to dance in the flames of transformation, ignite your inspirations, and share your creativities with us.


  • How do you and the Sun get along? Are you a sunrise goddess or a sunset warrioress? 
  • What burns inside you for the greater good? What inspired actions do you see shining in your community?
  • Tell us about the world you want to create.
  • What restorative work are people doing to take care of the planet?
  • What rites and rituals revolve around the Sun?
  • What's new under the Sun? 
  • Where fresh possibilities are being brightly illumined? What new layers of consciousness are unfolding?
  • Where do you see the dross of chaos being burned away? What is at the heart of the matter?
  • What needs to happen in our imaginations and in our communities to make more creative use of Sun energy? 
  • What do you celebrate? Tell us about your Solar Power!

Please read the Submission Guidelines carefully.

Submission Due Date is August 15, 2017
We do not accept digital submissions. All submissions must be sent in by physical copy.
Click here to Download The We'Moon 2019 Call for Contributions.
For printed copies of the Call, send a SASE to: We’Moon PO Box 187, Wolf Creek OR 97497. Let us know how many copies you would like, for yourself and your friends. International contributors may send an email requesting printed Call(s).
Each piece of art and writing is circulated at Weaving Circles where dozens of women give preliminary feedback. This process is quite complicated which makes following these guidelines important! We may not consider work that does not meet these guidelines. We accept submissions that are being reviewed simultaneously by other publishers. Do not send originals, no submissions will be returned.
Send submissions to: We’Moon PO Box 187, Wolf Creek OR 97497
To reduce our ecological footprint, please do not send glossy prints, plastic sheet protectors, CDs, or other non-recyclable items.
With each submission please enclose:
1) a completed and signed Contributor's License, and photographer and model release forms for photos as required.
2) a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification and for receiving a new Call for Contributions. (If you are outside the US, you do not need to include a stamp.) We notify contributors in June of the current year to let you know whether or not your work was chosen for the next publication.
PLEASE Label Your Work carefully:

ARTWORK:
 
a) Label on the back of each piece like this:
( title of piece © your name 1972 ) Title of piece, copyright symbol, date created.
b) Send reproductions of your work on plain paper, 8.5 x 11 maximum, one image per page. No more than 16 pieces.
If your work isn chosen for the current publication, you will be contacted for a 300ppi digital image. This image could be from 5-12 inches.
BRIEF WRITINGS:
 
a) Label each piece like this: 
( title of piece © your name 1972 ) Title of piece, copyright symbol, date created.
b) One entry per 8.5 X 11 inch letter-sized paper; do not send originals. Eight pieces of writing maximum
c) Prose is limited to 350 words.
d) Poetry should not exceed 35 lines (12 words/line).
Do not send manuscripts, chapbooks or work in any bound form.

PHOTOS:
a) Label on the back of each piece like this: 
( title of piece © your name 1972 ) Title of piece, copyright symbol, date created.
b) One photo per page. 8.5 x 11 inches maximum.
a)If you are submitting photography, you will need to send in a release form. Download the photographer's release form. A photo with a human subject or model in it, requires a signed subject/model release form from each individual in the photo. Include this form along with your license and submission. Download the subject/model release form.
 
COMPENSATION:
• Compensation for each published piece of art or writing is two complimentary We’Moon datebooks.
• Small honorariums will be given for some (not all) works, depending on size and placement.
• All published contributors will get a 40% discount off the purchase price of We’Moon datebook products which include your work.
• The front cover artist will receive $350, the back cover artist, $250, plus extras. Artwork and writing published in the We'Moon datebook may also be chosen to be included inWe’Moon on the Wall and/or We’Moon Greeting Cards, for which additional compensation will be given.