NILVX (nil-lux) is a quarterly anthology of magic(k), mysticism, and the occult.  We bring together the work of writers and artists from around the world to amplify magical themes and symbols through ritual, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and art.   The survived history of magic and the occult is built upon a legacy of artists and visionaries, and whether you are drawn to the Mysteries or actively involved with the magical community, NILVX offers a platform to build upon that legacy in word, image, and idea.

NILVX is published in print and digital four times a year with rolling submission periods.


NILVX is now reading for the following issues

II(IV) Winter 2018:

  • Theme: Herbal Alchemy
  • Deadline: September 1, 2018

The use of herbs to transform the body and spirit predates recorded history. Wise folk observed the cycles of nature, experimented with root and bark, and passed down their secret knowledge through generations: a sip of this strange brew will bring your child from the brink of death; a drop of this sweet syrup in wine will send the greatest of kings to his grave; and a sprig of this fragrant herb under your pillow will keep the nightmares away. For our Winter 2018 issue, exalt the transformative power of herbs, flowers, oils, and perfumes.

Note:  We will respond to all submissions 2-4 weeks after the posted deadline.   Early submissions are helpful, but we often do not make final selections until the submission period has closed.

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THEME:  Herbal Alchemy

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please consider purchasing and reading an issue of NILVX to best familiarize yourself with the type of work that interests us.

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. If the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please withdraw your submission.
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • First Page: Name, Email, Social Media Links

FICTION

  • 1 Story (300-5000 words)
  • Word Count
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins

THEME:  Herbal Alchemy

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please consider purchasing and reading an issue of NILVX to best familiarize yourself with the type of work that interests us.

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. If the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please withdraw your submission.
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • First Page: Name, Email, Social Media Links

NON-FICTION

  • 1 Piece (1000-5000 Words)
  • Word Count
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins
  • Provide appropriate credit if referencing source material.

MAGICAE ARTES

  • Non-Fiction Guidelines
  • Identify tradition (or influences/inspiration) and purpose of practice
  • Recommended Implements/Supplies
  • Altar Arrangement (if applicable)
  • Specific Timing (if applicable)
  • Detailed instructions for performance. Exclude preparatory practices (i.e. circle casting, LBRP, zeroing, etc.).

THEME:  Herbal Alchemy

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please consider purchasing and reading an issue of NILVX to best familiarize yourself with the type of work that interests us.

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. If the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please withdraw your submission.
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • First Page: Name, Email, Social Media Links

POETRY

  • Up to 5 Poems
  • Line Count
  • Layout: 1" Margins. 
  • Note:  Publication size is 6" x 8" with 1" left-right margins. We will make every effort to retain special layout/line breaks; however, under rare circumstances, we may make minor changes to a poem's layout to fit within the publication dimensions.
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