Call for Submissions for Hera Devotional Anthology

Alright, since I am spearheading the compilation of the devotional anthology in honor of Hera, following is the call for submissions. I am sincerely hoping to get some of my readers to submit.. and all y’all know who you are *squinty eyes* LOL. Seriously please please submit!

Call for submissions! We are interested in a wide variety of pieces, including (but not limited to) scholarly articles, short fiction, poetry, original translations of ancient texts, hymns, rituals, recipes, and artwork that pertains to Hera, her Roman counterpart Iuno (Juno), and her Etruscan counterpart Uni.

We strongly encourage those interested in submitting to explore the many facets of this complex goddess in their work, including but not limited to

– Hera as Queen of Heaven, and the meaning and responsibilities of that position – Hera as Queen of the Gods, and her relationships with other members of the pantheon – Hera as Goddess of Marriage – Hera as Goddess of Women – Hera as the wife of Zeus, and the dynamics of their relationship – Hera as daughter of Rhea and Kronos – a discussion of the relationships between Hera and her children Ares, Eileithyia, Hebe and Hephaestus, as well as Eris and Typhaon – a discussion of Hera’s reaction to Zeus’ affairs, and her relationships with his lovers (eg, Leto, Semele, Io, et cetera) – a discussion of Hera’s relationship with Zeus’ mortal and immortal offspring (eg, Apollon, Artemis, Herakles, et cetera) – compare/contrast Hera, Demeter, Leto and Maia as divine mothers – Hera as the matron Goddess of Argos and Samos – Hera as the Goddess of heroes such as Jason and Herakles – Hera as the Goddess of Cattle – Hera as she is portrayed in the Homeric Hymns – Hera as she is portrayed in The Iliad and The Odyssey – Iuno as she is portrayed in The Aeneid, Metamorphoses, and other Latin works – a discussion of the cow, bull, cuckoo, peacock, scorpion, poppy, and pomegranate as symbols of Hera – a discussion of the origins and meaning of the name Hera (and/or Iuno, and/or Uni) – Iuno as a member of the Capitoline Triad – a discussion of Iuno’s various epithets, their meanings, and their implications (such as Lucina, Mater, Moneta, Regina, et cetera) – the cultic links between Iuno and the wives of various Roman emperors – compare/contrast the relationship between Hera and Herakles, and Iuno and Hercules – a discussion of the iuno and genius, and lares and penates

Syncretisms between Hera and other God/dess/es are acceptable so long as the author clearly demonstrates this syncretism; for instance, a discussion of the differences, similarities and overlap between Hera and Goddesses such as Isis, Hathor, Asherah, Tanit, and/or Frigga.

All works must be original, not public domain. No plagiarism. Previously published submissions are acceptable, provided the author retains all rights to the work. Authors retain all rights to the submission. Upon acceptance, the author will be sent a permission to publish form along with a request for a short biography to include in the anthology.

The editor reserves the right to make any minor changes in the case of grammar, spelling and formatting concerns. The editor also reserves the right to request modification of submissions and to reject submissions as necessary.

No monetary compensation will be provided. Proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in the name of the Hera, and production costs of future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All contributors will receive a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three copies of the anthology at cost.

Acceptable length is anywhere from 100-10,000 words, and the submissions period will run from 1 June 2012 – 31 November 2013, with the projected release date of January 2013: an auspicious occasion as it coincides with the celebration of the Theogamilia. Please send your submission either in the body of the email or as a .doc/.docx or plain text/RTF attachment (for Mac users) with “Hera Devotional” in the subject line to Any artwork submitted should be scanned in or created at 300 dpi and sent as a .jpg or .tif file.

Please remember to include a by-line in your email: your name as you would like it to appear in the book!

We thank you for your contribution towards making this devotional anthology a wonderful literary celebration in honor of the Goddess, the Queen of Gods and Men.

26 thoughts on “Call for Submissions for Hera Devotional Anthology

      • Oh I like that! I was just going to ask you about perhaps expanding a bit on the jealousy one for submission but if you can find a way to combine all three of these I think it would PERFECT! I think that each of these calls up some very good points after all!

      • Ah I see where that can be a stickler, but I imagine that it could be worked around with the right presentation. Something to think about anyway 🙂

  1. I wrote a poem, literally JUST NOW, for submission. Would it be okay to submit the poem if I publish it on my blog? I only ask because this would be the first time I submit anything for publication. Thanks!

  2. This is such a lovely idea! I’ve been thinking of doing a poem or something like that for Iuno recently, so I will be sure to submit it when I do 🙂

    Do you mind if I re-blog this?

  3. Reblogged this on A Roman Polytheist and commented:
    Hello there readers and casual skimmers! If you have any interaction with Hera (or Iuno or Uni) then you will be pleased to find that she is getting a devotional! You know what this means…if you have anything that you think you can submit, then please, head over to Lykeia’s blog via this link 🙂

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  6. Would you be interested in musings on Hera as protectress? That’s the biggest lump of my recent writings, which I would of course edit and reformat or what-have-you.

    May I submit multiple things for your perusal?

    • Well, I plan to submit something… just don’t know what yet… If you have the time to scan over my blog, anything you like from there I can probably embellish and re-structure to work… I’m working on a few new things too.

      • Ohhh well there are many many things that I love from your blog that I recall offhand…particularly the post you made about Hera as a charioteer. Honestly I can’t think of anything that you write for her not being perfect. I have so greatly enjoyed following your blog!

  7. Thank you, that’s wonderfully sweet to hear. 🙂 I’ll spend some time on it, and see what I can cook up for you. Something extra good if I can. I’m excited about this Anthology.

  8. I may be a bit confused… but are the dates for submission and release accurate? It says submissions up to November 31st 2013 and aiming to be published in January 2013… Seems one of these is off.

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