It is finally time! Send me your submissions! The Sobek Devotional opens for submissions today, and I have already received several poems (thank you, Chelsea!). I can’t wait to see what else you all come up with. Please share this widely and make sure this devotional becomes a reality! 😀
Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for Lord of the Carnelian Temple: A Devotional in Honor of Sobek. This anthology opens for submissions on 1 July 2017 and closes on 31 December 2017, with a projected release date of Winter 2018.
Suggestions for possible contributions include, but are not limited to: prayers, poetry, hymns, rituals, essays, short fiction, recipes, music, and artwork.
Those interested in contributing to this anthology are encouraged to explore the various titles and myths of this God, such as: Green of Plumage, Watchful of Face, Raised of Brow, The Raging One Who Came Forth From the Shank and Tail of the Great One Who Is In the Sunshine, Lord of Semen, He Who Loves Robbery, He Who Eats While He Also Mates, Pointed of Teeth, He Who Unites, Lord of Bakhu, Lord of Water, and Lord of the Winding Waterway, among others;
Sobek’s cults in the Faiyum, Tebtunis, Bacchias, Karanis, Shedet/Crocodilopolis, Kom Ombo;
Sobek’s connections to and his relationships with other Deities, such as Neith, Horus, Ra, Osiris, Set, and others;
the role/s and power of Sobek’s Priests in ancient Egypt and today;
Sobek’s connection to Ancient Egyptian Royalty;
the areas of influence and expertise over which this God holds domain, and their place in the ancient and modern world, e.g. aggression and military prowess, fertility and impregnation, sex and virility, healing and protection, and the Nile River;
Sobek’s symbolism, such as the crocodile, the color green, the marshes, the green plume;
analysis of his place in The Book of the Faiyum and The Conflict of Horus and Set;
compare/contrast Sobek and Deities in other pantheons (or who were adopted into the Egyptian pantheon);
and the nature of his worship and adoration in Ancient Egypt and among today’s practitioners and devotees.
All works submitted must be original, not plagiarized or public domain. Academic articles must provide proper citation for all sources used. Endnotes are preferred to auto-generated footnotes. Previously published submissions are acceptable, as long as the author retains all rights. The author will continue to retain all rights to any submissions accepted for this anthology. Upon acceptance, the author must complete the permission to publish form, including a brief author biography to be included in the anthology.
The editor reserves the right to make editorial changes to the spelling, grammar, and formatting of submission where appropriate. The editor may also ask the contributor to make modifications to the submission/s. The editor may reject submissions, as necessary. Contributors will be sent a preview .pdf of the manuscript, and will have one week to send any suggested corrections to the editor.
No monetary compensation will be provided, as proceeds from all sales will be divided between charitable donations in honor of the Deities and production costs for future publications from Bibliotheca Alexandrina. All contributors will receive a free .pdf of the final manuscript for personal use (not to be distributed) and a coupon code which will allow them to purchase three physical copies of the anthology at cost (plus shipping).
Send all submissions and queries to Sobekemiti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable length is 100-10,000 words (with the exception of poetry). All artwork must be at least 300dpi.