Untitled Ares/Mars Anthology open or submissions!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for a devotional anthology in honor of Ares, God of War and his Roman counterpart Mars, Father of Rome. Submissions will open February 1, 2014 and close August 1, 2014, with an expected release date of November 1, 2014. This anthology is being edited by P.T. Helms.

A variety of material is appropriate for inclusion in the anthology. Examples include, but are not limited to prayers, rituals, hymns, essays, visual artwork, and short stories or plays.

Areas worth exploring include Ares’ and Mars’ cults, both ancient and reconstructed, comparing and contrasting the Greek and Roman gods, exploring the relationships of the gods to others in their respective pantheons, exploring the gods’ realms beyond the battlefield, analyses of Ares and Mars in myth and poetry, representations of either god in popular culture, exploration of syncretic practices, and historical essays.

Multiple submissions by the same author are acceptable, and all contributors will retain original copyright to their work. Previously published material is also acceptable, provided the author retains the original copyright. All contributors must complete a publication release prior to the publication date or their work will not be included in the anthology.

Absolutely NO plagiarism. All work must be the original work of the author or include proper citations where necessary; the preferred citation styles for this anthology are MLA or APA. Title pages and abstracts are not necessary. Any work that has been plagiarized will be excluded from the finished anthology.  The editor reserves the right to make minor changes to formatting, spelling, and grammar if necessary. The editor also reserves the right to request modifications of submissions or to reject submissions as necessary.

Artwork must be at least 300dpi. Send all submissions in the body of the email or as .doc/.rtf, or .jpg, attachments. Please send all questions or submissions to the editor at aspisofares@gmail.com. All contributors will receive a coupon code which will allow them to purchase up to three (3) copies at cost. No monetary compensation will be provided. Proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in honor of the Deities and production costs for future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina.



I’ve already received four or five submissions, not including the material of my own I plan on adding. Please keep them coming and spread the word!

7 comments on “Untitled Ares/Mars Anthology open or submissions!

  1. TPWard says:

    Do you have any say in selecting the appropriate charities for this volume?

    • pthelms says:

      I believe I have a say, but the ultimate decision is up to the BoD I believe. Personally, I’m pushing for Soldier’s Best Friend. They rescue dogs and train them to be service/therapy dogs for wounded veterans.

  2. […] Helms announced that he’s seeking submissions for a devotional anthology he’s spearheading in honor of Ares and […]

  3. […] Helms just let me know that he’s extending the deadline by a couple days for the Ares/Mars devotional anthology. If you’ve got something, please send it in and if you’re going to write something new […]

  4. Aargh, that deadline crept up on me…

    I think I’ve sent you two poems already, but I had planned to do two essays, too. How long are you extending the deadline for?

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