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What Is Aontacht?
AONTACHT is a free, full-length magazine dedicated to the
diversity of experience and opinions found in the Druidic and Celtic Spiritual
communities. Each issue presents a different theme around which our submissions
are based ranging from in-depth academic articles to personal accounts, poetry,
short stories, artwork, recipes, reviews, and event listings. Aontacht
also features a Q&A Interview and much, much more.
AONTACHT is global -- because of the internet, our readers
hark from all over the world. We represent both the Northern and Southern
Hemispheres. Aontacht is open to everyone; your opinions, feedback and
submissions are what make the magazine a success par excellence. The
entire publication flourishes thanks to dedicated volunteers and your
AONTACHT means 'unity' in Irish Gaelic and represents our wish
to bring divergent peoples, opinions and paths together into the same dialogue.
Unity does not mean sameness or mono-culture, but a unique harmonization
of diversity. We recognise that modern 'Celtic Spirituality' is a diverse
community, encompassing a wide variety of practices, traditions, ways of
knowing and beliefs. Diversity is a healthy sign of life, be it an ecosystem or
Articles, personal reflections, rituals, poetry,
prayers, short stories, original artwork, recipes
(e.g. food, incense, household remedies, etc.), craft instructions, book
and media (e.g. CDs, DVDs, etc.) reviews, advertisements (free
at this time), event listings, short earth and eco-related pieces
(for our 'Wild Earth' feature), sacred site visit accounts, meditations,
guided journeys ... anything original with you!
- Submit original work only. Essays & articles should be between 1,000-2,000
words (footnotes and bibliography included). There is no word limit for
poetry; however, please do not submit epic verse!
- You may submit multiple pieces. Only electronic submissions are accepted and should be
either compressed (.zip/.rar) and attached (preferred for photos & artwork),
or pasted into the email body. Document submissions should be in Plain
Text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) formats only;
Photos/artwork as .jpg or .png.
- Please cite your sources and clearly mark when using UPG [Unverified Personal Gnosis].
- Articles should be relevant to the Celtic and Druidic communities and must match
the theme of the issue. All other types of submissions do not
have to match the theme, although this is preferable.
- Run a grammar/spell check on your work before submittal.
- Keep work friendly. No racism, bigotry, violence or hatred.
- Submissions must be emailed to the Aontacht Production Team by the given deadline
date. Email submissions to DruidicDawn@EarthLink.net
- Submissions must be received by the deadline in order to be included. Deadline dates and themes for
upcoming issues are advertised well in advance in previous issues. An
official Call for Submissions is posted on Druidic Dawn's public
forum prior to the deadline--this Call elucidates on the theme
and what material we are looking for.
Include a few sentences of biography and a photograph with your emailed submission, if this is your first
time. This information is published on our Contributors' Pages (in the
issue your piece is published). At the same time, a bio and image are not
mandatory for us to publish your submission. If you wish for any reason not
to be included on this page, simply let us know when submitting.
The Production Team
To make the volunteers at Aontacht more personal, here is a bit of
background for each of our current team members. If you need to contact any of
them individually, simply email them with the usual Aontacht email
address, but say something like "Attn: *name*" in the subject
Editor-in-Chief: Renard - manages conservation projects in
seven countries and develops small scale/big impact renewable energy projects
with 32 Native American tribes across the western United States and has a home
among the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Assistant Editor: Dr. Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne - received her B.A. in
Anthropology from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC), and her
M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa (ON). Her Master's thesis, The
Salish Sxwaixwe in historic Salish society (1996), deals with the Salish culture
of British Columbia, and was built on her research and work experience in
Production Editor: harmonyeris fox - lives and plays in
Colorado. She manages all things electronic for Druidic Dawn, but then
keeps a few extra gardens to create a balanced and joyous life.
Acquisition Editor: Lisa Du Fresne - is a
professional Animal Communicator. She has lectured and conducted workshops on
Animal Communication at Pagan conferences and gatherings. She is a Reiki
Master Teacher, a French Canadian Urban Métis Artist and an Ontario Arts
Council & Canada Council grant recipient. Her two feline work mates
are Amberfly & Minou Gri Gri.
Aontacht is completely produced by volunteers. Our Production Team
members take their work seriously, as a personal service to the wider Community
and Celtic Spirituality. Honourable ethics and professional standards are what
we look for in Team members. But also Aontacht is a communal,
collaberative project. We need volunteers of all sorts with all types of
different skills-- and if you feel the Aontacht vision aligns with your
own, and you would like to help in some way, please email us at one of
the addresses below. Your contributions make the world of a difference!