is the newsletter of the Pagan Educational Network.
PEN is a national, non-profit organization
dedicated to educating the public about Paganism
and building community. Water's purpose is to
inform, inspire, and ignite ideas for positive
social change. We publish news clippings, book
reviews, and articles on a variety of topics,
including Paganism, building community, alternative
technologies, and sustainable economics. It is
strongly suggested that authors purchase a sample
of Water if they are unfamiliar with our work.
Samples are $4 and available from the home
published pieces on issues such as: educational
issues for Pagans (coming out, public speaking,
etc), civil rights for all, community-building
ideas, the growth and influence of the religious
right, the environment, history and culture, and
Pagan ethics. This is a representative sampling and
is by no means exhaustive.
reports should be brief, concise (100 words or
less), and contain full documentation of sources.
Opinion or editorial can be included, but clearly
noted to distinguish it from source
should be brief, but longer reviews have been
published which included pertinent editorial
commentary. Reviews should state explicitly how the
book (or other resource) can be utilized by readers
to further PEN's goals.
be 2000 words or less, though longer articles have
occasionally been published. Please send a query
before writing a longer article. Articles should
clearly state how readers are to use the
Tone for all
pieces should be positive and respectful. Please
note PEN's policy of avoiding war language such as
"fighting" for rights. We do not use terms of
violence in Water and your work may be edited to
reflect that. Articles must include steps the
individual can take to address the issue raised.
Water is dedicated to finding solutions, not just
PEN does not
currently pay for articles. Published authors of
news clippings receive a tearsheet of their piece.
Published authors of reviews and articles receive
two copies of the issue in which the piece
be sent as hard copy or on disk in Mac format word
processing programs. Please include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to
have your manuscript returned. Manuscripts not
accompanied by a self-addressed envelope stamped
with sufficient postage cannot be returned. Please
include your legal name and address in addition to
any pen name on your manuscript.
30 November for the January issue
28 February for
the April issue
31 May for the
31 August for
the October issue
sometimes be extended. Please contact the home
office for details.
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before beginning, please feel free to contact the
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