As the editor of Journey to the Sea, I’m always on the lookout for contributions that I can publish on the site written by other authors. One of my main motivations for running this site is to learn more about myth myself, and the contributions I have already published have taught me so much! The site’s readership has grown well beyond the people I know personally, so it seemed worthwhile to issue a general call for submissions to all of you. You don’t need to have a graduate degree in mythology or the humanities or anything like that — just a passion for myth and something worthwhile to contribute to the site.
All articles should observe these guidelines:
- Related to “myth” in the broad definition we use here (which includes ancient mythology, religious texts, fantasy, and science-fiction), or related in some other way to mythical thinking
- Around 1000-1200 words
- Written in a friendly, semi-scholarly tone — not as informal as most blogs nor as formal as most dissertations
- Written in (more or less) MLA style — but don’t worry too much about that
You can take a look through the archives to get an idea of the kind of articles that I publish. Here are a few possible types of articles that would work (with examples of each of them), but this list is by no means exhaustive:
- Explore a myth (perhaps a personal favorite) from multiple perspectives
- Analyze how and why a modern mythmaker drew on traditional mythic material
- Analyze a scholar’s explanation of, understanding of, or theories about myth
- Examine a non-narrative art form and its relationship to a mythic narrative
- Interviews with scholars, authors, or artists involved in myth
Do you have a passion for myth and something worthwhile to contribute to the site? Please consider submitting an article.