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  • Want to submit an article to the Magick Words blog?

    Awesome!

    Articles should be between 300 - 2000 words. (The shorter side is better. They tend to get more traffic.)

    Your bio should only contain 1 or 2 links – either to your website, social media handle, or blog.

    An article should contain a minimum of 2 external links – I don’t have a maximum number of links that should be in a post, but I do have a minimum. People have written articles on almost every topic out there, so instead of regurgitating the same old information, link out to the sites that have already covered it. Yes, your own articles on websites count.

    Don't be boring.

    Don't be cliché.

    Make sure the topic and content, including links, is relevant to the blog. (i.e. chaos magick, the occult, or strange experiences)

    We own the article, content and all, once it's published. If you want to link to the article on your site, that's cool. If you don't like that, don't submit.

    Here are the current topics we're most interested in:

    Personal essays about practical magick workings by individuals.

    How-to type articles on the occult and magick.

    Day in the life type articles on being a 21st-century occult practitioner.

    Educational articles on the history of chaos magick or magick in general.

    Articles on injecting magick into your artwork (writing, music, imagery, etc.)

  • Prime Fiction

    Please read everything below.What do we accept?

    We accept fiction stories between 100–1500 words.

    We accept serialized stories from 12 to 23 episodes long. (Minimum 750 words per post. The story must be complete before first publication date.)

    We're looking for strange fiction with a nod towards chaos magick, urban fantasy, or horror. Mixing that with any other standard genre is good.

    It must have a beginning, a middle, and an end, though.

    Do not submit excerpts from your latest novel. We want a complete one-shot or a serialization pitch. If you want to pimp your latest novel, that's what the Author Spotlight series is for.

    This isn't for non-fiction, personal essays, or personal memoirs—but if you can make it fiction and interesting? Let's see what ya got.

    Children’s fiction. Just don't. This is an R-rated page. Don't.

    Adult themes including sex, violence, and even politics are encouraged. This does not mean we want to see Penthouse Forums playing out before our eyes or hear about detailed vivisection procedures.

    Do not submit stories depicting living public figures as  main or secondary characters, fan-fiction involving proprietary characters, or song lyrics (that's poetry and you obviously didn't read that rule.) Passing references to all of these are fine.

    Feel free to submit something that has been printed elsewhere as long as you have the publishing rights.

  • Creative Spotlight

    Would you like to be featured in one of our Artist Spotlights where you get to pimp yourself out for fortune and fame?

    Results may vary but our readers really like quality work and love to discover new and emerging talents.

    If your art, music, writing, or medium of choice reflects occult or chaos magick leanings we'd love to give you some love.

    Just fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible if we need more info.

  • Need to Know Info:

    What do we pay?

    Currently, there is no monetary payment (yet) but we do pay with the exposure we can give. The full force of our marketing engine will be behind you and that kind of help can be invaluable to the struggling artist. We also don't keep the rights to your story or tell you what you can do with it. NOTE: Even if you don't get paid for it, submitting for publication on the site means that the story is officially published. You should keep that in mind if you want to submit it to another publishing organization of some sort. They will probably not publish something that's already been out there. Fair warning.

    Do I retain my rights?

    You retain all rights to your work. However, We kindly ask that if you publish your story online, including your own website, that you provide a link back to the original publication site (groundzerosum.com). Again, we pay you with whatever exposure we bring you and you do the same for us. It's a very socialist form of marketing. Think of it as an investment.

    What else?

    We edit for formatting, spelling, and punctuation to meet my style guidelines. Any substantial edits (such as content) will be submitted to the author for approval and resubmission.

    Please submit one piece of work at a time. Do not resubmit a declined story unless asked.

    Please submit in either .txt or .doc formats.

  • Agreement Terms

    AS a contributor to GroundZeroSum.Com (GZS), you are giving us first publishing rights. You are free to share and promote your contribution, resubmit them to other venues, or have them discontinued.

    GZS will also not be held liable if any item contributed is used by a customer to, including but not limited to, harming themselves or others. If they transcend into an energy being, that's also not our fault.

    All items sold through our online venues will recieve a 15% markup. Creators are responsible for shipping methods to end user, including coverage of shipping costs.

    Contributor is responsible for all taxes levied against the sale of their product. GZS will not account for your taxes. You, as the freelance contributor, are responsible for any and all governance and handling of any compensation yielded to you via this venue. (We'll pay our own taxes, tyvm.)

    The policies of this contract may be updated at any time. You will be given formal notice of said change before agreeing to opt into the new contract of agreement.

    Contributor agrees that all intellectual property submitted to this venue is legally held as their own creation. GZS will not be held responsible for copyright or trademark dispute nor will take any fault in legal action if it does not pertain directly to the GZS/CPC brand.

    As a contributor, you (“You”) agree to allow groundzerosum.com (“GZS”) to publish original content submitted by You on the GZS website (“groundzerosum.com”). You grant GZS the non-exclusive, worldwide right to publish on groundzerosum.com, syndicate, and distribute all or a portion of the submitted content in any language, worldwide.

    You grant GZS the right to use Your name, likeness, information about You, and the logo of Your website, if applicable, in connection with the submitted content.

    Except for the rights granted GZS in this agreement, You retain all rights, including copyright, on the submitted content.

    You represent and warrant that You have the right to grant these rights; that the content is original or it is content that you have the rights to publish; that they do not knowingly contain any untrue statements, invade any right of privacy, or infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; and that all statements in the submitted content that are asserted as facts are true and/or based on reasonable research for accuracy based on your perception of universal law.

    You agree to cooperate in the defense of any legal action brought against GZS from the publication of the submitted content. You agree to reveal to GZS any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relating to the subject of the Posts. GZS reserves the right to remove from groundzerosum.com any of the submitted content for any reason it deems necessary.

    You grant GZS the right to edit the submitted content for publication/distribution.

    By submitting content to GZS, You indicate acceptance of these terms.

    SUBMITTING MATERIAL AGREES AS CONSENT TO THESE TERMS.

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