Call For Submissions!

Call for Submissions!

We are planning a new quarterly newsletter starting with the September 22 Equinox and are seeking submissions from all AFAN members. This is a project we hope to grow in small steps over the course of the next year into a unique offering for the astrological community.

As a digitally produced publication, we are accepting innovative formats in video, art, photography, social media (tweets), code/animation, podcasts, music, and quality writing on astrological topics.

The September Equinox Edition will start small and be sent in a more traditional way through this mailing list with articles and content appearing on the AFAN website.

Starting with December Solstice Edition we will transition to an exciting immersive digital format that takes advantage of the array of content types now available.

Read on for how to submit! 👇

SEPT EQUINOX EDITION (Deadline Sept 12)

WRITING TOPICS:

Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto retrograde/direct in October
Outer Planets in mundane astrology
Sept-Dec Seasonal Transit Guide
Eclipses in fixed signs joining this year’s Saturn-Uranus squares
Biographic chart essays
An interview with an astrologer
Special interest topic, research, or technique

DIGITAL FORMATS:

Podcasts (Full episodes and relevant excerpts)
Art, astrophotography, collage
Poetry
Meme series, tweets
Original music, curated playlists
Short videos (5 to 20 minutes) with an astrological theme or perspective – relating the season, current times, or special interest.

Examples: short astrology software tutorial video, a video transit report, a video on a special topic, theme, philosophy, or historical perspective in astrology, a music playlist that exemplifies Jupiter in Pisces or Sagittarius, a podcast interview or discussion, the best memes or tweets of the season.

***AFAN does not allow advertising, so submitted content needs to be free of any promotion of classes or offerings. Professional bio and contact information are welcome.

DECEMBER SOLSTICE EDITION (Deadline Nov 12)

WORKING TITLE/THEME: VISIONNAIRE

The Vision of Jupiter in Pisces. The Great Mutation from earth to Air. Visionnaire as another word for astrologer. The need for new ways to imagine our world and solve our most urgent problems. Using the tools of astrology to re-vision ourselves and the world.

WRITING TOPICS:

Jupiter in Pisces
The 9th House / finding your vision
Nodes into Taurus/Scorpio
Dec – April Seasonal Transit Guide
Biographic chart essays
An interview with an astrologer
Special interest topic, research, or technique

DIGITAL FORMATS:

Podcasts (Full episodes and relevant excerpts)
Art, astrophotography, collage, typography
Animation / code / tools
Poetry
Meme series, tweets
Original music, curated playlists
Short videos (5 to 20 minutes) with an astrological theme or perspective – relating the season, current times, or special interest.

Examples: short astrology software tutorial video, a video transit report, a video on a special topic, theme, philosophy, or historical perspective in astrology, a music playlist that exemplifies Jupiter in Pisces or Sagittarius, a podcast interview or discussion, the best memes or tweets of the season.

***AFAN does not allow advertising, so submitted content needs to be free of any promotion of classes or offerings. Professional bio and contact information are welcome.

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DEADLINES

The deadlines are September 12 for the Sept Equinox Edition and November 12 for the December Solstice Edition. Please indicate in which edition you would like your content to appear.

We will confirm receipt of your submission and let you know if it’s accepted. We may ask you to edit or revise it in some way.

You do not have to be an AFAN member to submit a work but you will need to be a member in good standing to be published.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please include the following information:

Name:
Phone number:
Email address:
Location (city and country):
Pronouns:

A headshot image: (at least 400 x 400 pixels)

Your bio: 100 words max

Articles should be submitted in either Word or Google docs.

Written pieces: 1500-2500 words is preferred. Shorter or longer articles will be considered if they are relevant to the theme. Feel free to send an inquiry. Word format, one space after periods only, single-spaced with frequent paragraph breaks.

References: all quotes and source material from other authors, clearly endnoted (end of article)

Tone: Professional, respectful, inclusive; Avoid opinion pieces about current events or the validity of other astrological approaches. Avoid debating the validity of other systems or disparaging other astrologers. Political opinions should not be obvious when presenting the astrology data. Please read and become familiar with AFAN’s statement on diversity.

Interpretations should rely on sound astrology techniques. The contents need to be factually and historically accurate and properly reference any work that is not your own.

Please proofread and spellcheck your articles before submitting them.

Submissions may not match the purpose or theme of the publication. AFAN’s volunteer editors reserve the right to make all editorial decisions.

Charts: AA-A-B rated, except for noon or solar charts

Artwork Graphics: As high resolution as possible, PNG or JPEG

Music/Audio.Podcasts: mp4, AAC format for raw files. We can also accept links and embed codes.

Video: Embeddable YouTube links, vimeo, MP4, MOV. We may ask you to remove excessive branding or front loaders.

Where technically feasible we will disable downloads of video and audio files.

Please submit submissions and inquiries to newsletter@afan.org.

Giulio Pellegrini
AFAN Presiding Officer

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