Hello lovely Cauldron friends!
Today we open up submissions for our 15th issue, the continuation and finale of our Triple Goddess series. Crone.
The three women that we have chosen as sub-themes are Demeter, mother of Persephone, goddess of the harvest and earth. St. Anne, the mother of Mary in Christian mythology and grandmother to Jesus. And Rhea, the titan goddess from Greek mythology, mother of Zeus and grandmother to a host of gods. Thank you to our patrons for helping us choose these subthemes! If you would like to be a part of the voting for next issue check out our $1 support tier on Patreon.
As we move from winter to the beginning of spring I want to look to the turn of seasons. This issue is meant to be a reflection on the last aspect of the triple goddess. The wise one, the matriarch. How does the Crone speak to you? Is she dark and mysterious? Does she give zero fucks? What kind of Crone do you wish to be?
Over the next few issues Cauldron Anthology is going to focus on the theme of the Triple Goddess, which is the idea of the Maiden, Mother & Crone. In neopagan mythology this triple goddess is a way at looking at the life cycle of a woman which I want to expand to look at the cycle of all life. There is birth and spring, maturity and passing on of knowledge and there is gaining wisdom and of course death.
For Issue 14 we are therefore moving on to the second part of the goddess which is Mother. As a new parent-to-be I have a special place in my heart for this theme, and as a genderfluid human I want to see how we can expand the gendered term of "Mother" to mean all types of parents. Thus we have our three subthemes: Eve, Gaia and Loki. Submissions will be open until August 27th
As a note, this issue we will officially be paying a small amount to our accepted contributors. The payment will be $5 and be distributed via Paypal. We are so excited for this step and hope to be able to continue it in the future. If you would like to help us with this goal and others, please consider checking out our Patreon.
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions again. Issue 13's theme is Maiden. Over the next few issues we will be going through the feminine archetype of Maiden, Mother and Crone. So keep that in mind when submitting! We will be open until June 1st.
For this issue we are looking to the myths of The Virgin Mary, Venus and Hestia. We can't wait to see your work.
At long last Issue 12 is published and out into the world! Thank you all so much for your continue support. Like so many others myself and my staff had a difficult 2020, but we are so excited to start of 2021 with a beautiful new issue!
Issue 12 explores the word whore through the mythology of The Whore of Babylon, Salome and Aphrodite. We have so many fantastic pieces in this issue and we hope you enjoy it.
Here's to 2021!
My apologies for the delay in this theme reveal! Life happens but here we are now. We are officially open for submissions again. Issue 12's theme is Whore. I want this issue to be all about what it's like to be a whore, a being that experiences pleasure and how those things are good. Whore has a gendered meaning but we want to include any definition of this word in our issue. We want this issue to be gender-positive and sex positive.
And so without further ado the three mythological characters we're working with this issue are: The Whore of Babylon, Salome and Aphrodite.
We can't wait to read your submissions!