Sunday, May 04, 2008

Citing Your Sources

One of the things we like to see when feature articles are submitted to WynterGreene is in-text references and citations. In fact, if you are writing a feature article that incorporates ideas and research other than your own, we insist on it. When we go to print, the citations often get stripped out to save layout space (that is, unless they are citing a direct quote or someone's direct opinion), but we still require them for your initial submission.

Not sure what citing your references means? Or not sure when or how to do it? One of my favourite podcasts, Grammar Girl, recently did an episode on just this. It's focusing mainly on Internet sources, but that's okay. Similar principals apply to citing books, magazines, lectures, and even information received in workshops! The podcast also talks a little bit about how to assess a website's credibility, something that all of us should know how to do regardless of whether we are writers or readers.

You can access Grammar Girls Citing Podcasts and Websites episode, or a transcript of the episode, here .

Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring 2008 Issue in Stores

Our latest issue is back from the printers and currently being distributed to subscribers and distributors. Look for it in your mailbox or local esoteric store soon! The issue tackles the topic of Male Mysteries and was guest edited by Taras, who pulled together some great content. we hope that you enjoy it!

Male Mysteries: Balance in Complement by Taras

Cover Art:
Brotherhood by Ash
The Myth of Ego: Men’s Mysteries from a Gay Male Perspective by Andrew Manning

Balance in Comunity: The Need for Men’s Circles by Utu

The Importance of Male Roles by Drago Canzoneri

Gathering Together: The Road to Creating Men’s Circles by Jean-Mark AKA Pagan Owl

Male Rites of Passage by Serpent Vector

Manifesting Magick: The Niagara Pagan Men’s Circle by Utu

Raising Cain by Karen Rice-Leroux

Regular Columns and Features:
Olympe par Atalante Pythie

Top Picks: Male Energy—10 Modern Stories by Taras

Local and Canadian News

Listings and Festivals

Book Reviews
Sacred Paths for Modern Men
King Warrior Magician Lover
Iron John

Next Issue/Prochaine Numéro
Summer 2008: Theme: Science and Spirituality
Guest Editor: Rosanne Séguin

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Send Us Your Thoughts About Science

For the Summer issue of WynterGreene we will be exploring Science and Spirituality. Can science can be reconciled with contemporary Pagan religions. Can the pursuit of knowledge in areas of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine contribute to spiritual growth, or does it detract from the mystery and mysticism of religion?

To this end, we are inviting you to briefly send us (via email) your thoughts and beliefs on the subject. Can they be reconciled? How do you define science, religion, and magic? Where are they similar and where do they differ? Please try to keep the total length of your contributions to under 150 word and include a 5-10 word snapshot-biography of yourself (example: name/job/education and religious practice). We'll print as many of the contributions that we receive before April 28th as space will permit.

You can email us at: editor(at)wyntergreene(dot)ca.

Complete issue description and deadlines for full-length articles submissions can be found here. If you think you have an article idea for the issue, please query us with your idea to make sure we haven't had a similar submission or query already.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosanne (Issue Editor) and Amanda (Managing Editor)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Summer Theme: Science

Well, the Spring issue is in at layout. That means that we're gearing up for summer--despite the feet of snow on the ground!

Our summer issue this year will carry the theme Science and Spirituality. We are thrilled to have Rosanne Seguin, one of WynterGreene Advisory Board members and a Montreal-Area research scientist, as Guest Editor for this issue. Here is the description of what she has in store for you:

Science and Spirituality: Are they irreconcilable? We are aware of the contributions science makes to fields of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Can the pursuit of knowledge in these areas enhance the seeking of truth and contribute to a spiritual awakening? Or does the scientific method preclude any recognition of that which cannot be measured and studied? As spiritual practitioners, do we risk impoverishing our spirituality if we chose to ignore science and its contributions? Through a dialogue with pagans who function in the realm of scientific study, we will attempt to address these questions.

La science et la spiritualité: sont-elles irréconciliables? La science contribue grandement à des découvertes dans les domaines de la physique, de la chimie, de la biologie et de la médecine. La quête de connaissance dans ces domaines peut-elle accroître la recherche de la vérité et participer à un éveil spirituel? La méthode scientiique ne rejette-elle pas plutôt la reconnaissance de ce qui ne peut être mesuré et étudié? En tant que praticiens spirituels, risquons-nous d’appauvrir notre spiritualité en ignorant les avancées de la science? Dans une tentative de trouver une réponse à ces questions, nous nous sommes entretenus avec des païens œuvrant au sein de la recherche scientiique.

If you'd like to contribute to this issue or offer a topic suggestion, please drop us a note. Deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2008.

Date limite des soumissions et publicités est le 15 avril 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

Spring Issue Coming Together

The Spring issue, themed "Men's Mysteries" with content coordinated by Taras, is coming along nicely. Thank you Taras for conceptualising this issue and soliciting articles for what promises to be a fascinating and lively issue. And thank you to everyone who contributed articles to it.

In the issue, we will be looking at men's mysteries and male spirituality from several men's persepectives, including that of a gay man, as well as from a mother's perspective. We also highlight two men's circles, how they came into being and what role men's circles play in male spirituality, and specifically pagan spirituality.

We expect to be finished the copy gathering and editing process mid-month, after that the layout process will begin. Expect the issue to be in stores and mailboxes in early April, just in time for Spring!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Grants and Subsidies

One of the constant projects on the to do list of WynterGreene's advisory board is to look into grants and subsidies, in particular the publication assistance programs.

But then we read stories about the hoops that Canadian magazines seem to have to jump through to get these subsidies, like this one on membership/subscriber requirements for associations publishing magazines (like us), and this one about what constitutes Canadian content, and we get very discouraged. Still we believe it is possible, we just need to find the time--and a volunteer--to check it all out and get the ball rolling...