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Mythopoeic Society

a non-profit organization devoted to the study of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and the genres of myth and fantasy


The Mythic Circle

A literary magazine publishing original short fiction, poetry, and artwork

Submissions

The Mythic Circle is on the lookout for original stories and poems. We are also looking for artists interested in illustrating poems and stories.

We look mostly for original work by authors following in the Mythopoeic tradition; this can include a certain amount of commentary and allusion to the works of other mythopoeic authors (though such allusions and commentary are not necessary). We do not, however, wish to see “fan fiction” — stories that make use of characters and settings drawn from works by living or recently deceased authors whose material remains protected under copyright law.

Works submitted on paper should be typed and double spaced and should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of manuscript. We have, as yet, no hard and fast length limits; as a small publication, however, we have to think very well of a story 5,000 words long to publish it. Shorter stories are more likely to be accepted. Email submissions are also encouraged and are likely to get a faster reply. Simultaneous submissions should be clearly identified as such. It is our policy to respond individually to each submission.

As a small publication, we can only reward our authors and illustrators with one complimentary copy of the issue in which the accepted work appears. All rights revert to the author on publication.


Submissions should be sent to:

Gwenyth Hood
Editor of Mythic Circle
English Department
Marshall University
Huntington, WV 25755-2646
mythiccircle@mythsoc.org