Magick Word Submissions

Do you have something intelligent to say about Chaos Magick?

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

    Awesome!

    There are submission rules for that, too:

    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.

    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.

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

    Personal essays about practical magick workings by individuals.

    How-to type articles on chaos magick.

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

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

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