NILVX (nil-lux) is a semi-annual 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 twice a year with rolling submission periods.


NILVX is now reading for the following issues

III(I) Summer 2019:

  • Theme: Herbal Alchemy
  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

In the right combination, words can begin or end wars, heal or fracture the mind. For our summer 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.

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.

Please visit our website www.nilvx.com for additional information.

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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  • Previously unpublished original work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    • Previously unpublished original work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.
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