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(I) Spring 2018:

  • Theme:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)
  • Deadline: September 20, 2017

The Divine Androgyne symbolizes the process of differentiation and reunification of polarities.  The symbol is dynamic and alive, never static, and contemplation of the living symbol may elucidate insight into the LGBT spirit.  The initialism of queer identity is equivalent to taking snapshots of the Divine Androgyne during its unfolding and infolding.  The entire process is divine, and as aspects of the divine, so too is the queer spirit.  Rites of passage (coming out, transitioning, etc.), queer myths, and non-binary deity practices help to enrich and possibly save lives by validating and honoring the experience of the queer spirit.  For our spring 2018 issue, we invite you to share stories, images, poetry, essays, and rituals that honor the magic of LGBT spirituality.

II(II) Summer 2018:

  • Theme: Tarot Series II
  • Deadline: December 20, 2017

Use one of these five windows as inspiration:  I Magician, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, and XIX Sun.   Create your own image for these cards. Tell a story about the characters you see.   Provide an in-depth interpretation from one of your favorite decks. These are basic suggestions to get you going, but take this theme and create what you will.

                                                                                         

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

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THEME:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)

Fiction submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously Unpublished Original Work
  • 1 Story (300-5000 words)
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links, and Word Count

THEME:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)

Poetry submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Up to 5 Poems
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links

THEME:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)

Non-Fiction submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • 1 Piece (1500-5000 Words)
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links, and Word Count
  • Provide appropriate credit if referencing or using source material.  Plagiarists will suffer the wrath of the gods.


In addition to the above requirements...


Ritual/Magical practice submissions must also meet the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Identify tradition (or influences/inspiration) and purpose of ritual
  • Brief description and purpose of all symbols used in work
  • Brief background of any deities/beings/intelligences contacted for the rite
  • Recommended implements and supplies
  • Altar Set-up
  • Sacred Space/Temple Arrangement
  • Specific Timing (if applicable)
  • Detailed instructions for ritual performance.  
  • Preparatory practices (i.e. circle casting, LBRP, zeroing, etc.) should be excluded unless specific preparation is required for the ritual.
  • 500-1000 word narrative of personal experience with the ritual
  • Provide appropriate credit if referencing or using source material.  Plagiarists will suffer the wrath of the gods.
  • 10 high quality photographs of altar and/or ritual performance separately under Art/Photo.  Optional.
  • Video of the ritual performance submitted separately under Video.  Optional.

THEME:  Divine Androgyne (LGBT)

All images of art should provide shots of the work from a number of angles including close-ups.  

Art and Photography submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication: 

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Up to 20 Images
  • High-Resolution TIFF, JPEG, PNG
  • Cover Submissions:  Portrait 8" x 10" minimum.  Do not crop if image exceeds these margins.
  • Art:  Medium
  • Name, Email, Social Media links, Website (if available)
  • Signed model release on file (if applicable)
  • No Watermark
  • No Frame

Ends on December 20, 2017

THEME:  I Magician, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, XIX Sun

Fiction submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously Unpublished Original Work
  • 1 Story (300-5000 words)
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links, and Word Count
Ends on December 20, 2017

THEME:  I Magician, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, XIX Sun

Poetry submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Up to 5 Poems
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links

THEME:  I Magician, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, XIX Sun

Non-Fiction submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • 1 Piece (1500-5000 Words)
  • File Type:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Layout:  Double-Spaced, 1” Margins
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
  • Title Page with Name, Email, Social Media Links, and Word Count
  • Provide appropriate credit if referencing or using source material.  Plagiarists will suffer the wrath of the gods.


In addition to the above requirements...


Ritual/Magical practice submissions must also meet the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication:

  • Identify tradition (or influences/inspiration) and purpose of ritual
  • Brief description and purpose of all symbols used in work
  • Brief background of any deities/beings/intelligences contacted for the rite
  • Recommended implements and supplies
  • Altar Set-up
  • Sacred Space/Temple Arrangement
  • Specific Timing (if applicable)
  • Detailed instructions for ritual performance.  
  • Preparatory practices (i.e. circle casting, LBRP, zeroing, etc.) should be excluded unless specific preparation is required for the ritual.
  • 500-1000 word narrative of personal experience with the ritual
  • Provide appropriate credit if referencing or using source material.  Plagiarists will suffer the wrath of the gods.
  • 10 high quality photographs of altar and/or ritual performance separately under Art/Photo.  Optional.
  • Video of the ritual performance submitted separately under Video.  Optional.
Ends on December 20, 2017

THEME:  I Magician, III Empress, X Wheel of Fortune, XVI Tower, XIX Sun

All images of art should provide shots of the work from a number of angles including close-ups.

Art and Photography submissions must meet all of the following criteria and provide the required information to be considered for publication: 

  • Previously unpublished original work
  • Up to 20 Images
  • High-Resolution TIFF, JPEG, PNG
  • Cover Submissions:  Portrait 8" x 10" minimum.  Do not crop if image exceeds these margins.
  • Art:  Medium
  • Name, Email, Social Media links, Website (if available)
  • Signed model release on file (if applicable)
  • No Watermark
  • No Frame