NILVX (nil-lux) is a quarterly anthology of magic, mysticism, and the occult.  The survived history of magic and the occult is built upon a legacy of artists and visionaries.  We can build upon that legacy by stepping off the well-trodden paths, even momentarily, and give ourselves permission to create anew.  

Whether you are drawn to the Mysteries or actively part of the magical community, we welcome submissions from writers and artists from all diverse backgrounds and rich traditions.  We seek creative works that amplify and refract magical traditions and symbols through modern consciousness.  We want esoteric fiction that gives us insight into the magical nature of our reality, poetry that shakes the ground beneath our feet, rituals that transform the very expression of our spirit, and images that seize our passions. 

Challenge us.  Surprise us.  Move us.  Make us think.

                                                                                         

NILVX is now reading for the following issues

II(III) Fall 2018:

  • Theme: Words of Power
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018

In the right combination, words can begin or end wars, heal or fracture the mind. For our fall issue, exalt the power of words. Experiment with density, blank space, and alphabet. But beware of the Abyss; lifeless words will flicker out, consumed by nothingness. Yet, there is hope for a select few.  The Abyss will birth a new life.  After obliteration, synthesis, and recombination, rejected submissions, chosen by means of divination, will become a new, original work.

                                                                                         

Contributors receive (1) one copy of NILVX in which their work appears.

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

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THEME:  Words of Power

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  • Previously unpublished original work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:  Words of Power

    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:  Words of Power

      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
        • 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.