LARISA HUNTER. Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is STILL seeking submissions for an anthology on queer magic and/or ritual. For the purposes of this publication, “queer” is primarily defined as anything of a non-majority sexual orientation (e.g. gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, etc.), or atypical gender identity (e.g. transsexual, transgendered, intersexed, genderqueer, metagender, etc.). Other things may be part of the widest understanding of “queerness,” including relationship styles (e.g. polyamory, etc.) or sexual practices (e.g. BDSM, fetishes, kink, etc.), and indeed magic, occultism, and paganism themselves (since they are “non-normative,” which is an agreed-upon definition of “queer” within many academic circles), but the focus of this volume will be on queerness particularly as it applies to gender and sexual orientation. This is not an anthology that is intended to be about “personal stories of the intersection of magical/occult/pagan/spiritual identity and queerness,” but instead about queer perspectives on magical, occult, and esoteric topics especially, but also possibly the impact of queerness on pagan or spiritual topics (e.g. theology).
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LARISA HUNTER. Immanion Press was founded in 2003, led by author Storm Constantine. The idea initially was to publish Storm Constantine’s back catalogue novels, but it quickly became obvious that there were many other avenues to explore! Based in Stafford UK, IP publishes horror, fantasy and science fiction novels by new and established authors. The company was formed after thousands of requests from Storm’s own fans who couldn’t get hold of books in her back catalogue. Now she wants to do the same for other authors, as well as showcase exciting new talent. We’re gaining notoriety as a publisher of innovative esoteric anthologies as well. Our first experiment–no pun intended–was the 2007 “Magick on the Edge: An Anthology of Experimental Magick” edited by Taylor Ellwood. This was followed up a year later by his “Manifesting Prosperity: A Wealth Magic Anthology”, and “The Pop Culture Grimoire” less than a year after that. Lupa has been busy editing anthologies as well, presenting “Talking About the Elephant: An Anthology of Neopagan Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation” (Nov. 2008), “Engaging the Spirit World: Shamanism, Totemism and Other Animistic Practices” (2009) and “Digging Up the Ostrich’s Head: Animal Sacrifice in Modern Pagan Practices” (2010).