Trilithon: The Journal of the Ancient Order of Druids in America Submission Guidelines
Trilithon is an annual journal published each Alban Hefin (Summer Solstice) by the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA). We accept articles on the many practices of druid spirituality, specifically as those practices relate to the Druid Revival tradition. We especially encourage unique views, druid scholarship, material on interacting with the natural world, and things exploring the bardic, ovate, and druid paths. While this allows for a wide range of topics encompassing Druidry within the AODA today, we are not interested in articles criticizing anyone’s vision or practice of Druidry or those that pursue a Reconstructionist or ethically exclusive agenda. For more information on Druidry within the AODA and Druid Revival tradition, we suggest reading the AODA’s FAQ page or the Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer.
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All submissions must be your original work and should not be under consideration at any other publication. If you collaborate with others on the piece, they must also give permission to submit the work.
If you are using someone else’s words or ideas in your manuscript, you need to clearly cite that reference both in the text and in a references section. If you are discussing material with a long history, please refer back to the original sources when possible. All references should be in APA format (for a guide on APA format, you can visit here).
Use of Language
Although the AODA is based in the United States of America, we have members worldwide. We ask that articles be written in plain, non-idiomatic, English. If you are using terminology that is not well known, please define your term the first time you use it. If you are choosing an alternative spelling or capitalization in a purposeful manner, please let the editors know at the time of your submission.
Graphics/artwork that accompanies article submissions must be included at the time of the article and must be of high resolution (minimum of 300 dpi) and in grayscale or black and white. Artwork can be submitted as a .psd, .bmp, or .jpg file.
How to Submit
The article deadline for articles is January 1st for the upcoming Summer Solstice issue, although we are happy to accept articles well before that deadline. Please submit articles in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. After you have submitted your work, you can expect a response on the status of your article within three weeks’ time.
We take our work with our authors seriously, and you will have the opportunity to work with professional editors as part of your experience in writing for Trilithon. If your article requires revision before publishing, our editors will contact you and provide suggestions for revision. Trilithon reserves the right to edit your work for publication, which may include for clarity, grammatical correctness, or conciseness.
By submitting your work to Trilithon you are giving non-exclusive print and digital rights for the Ancient Order of Druids in America to publish your article (or portions thereof) in Trilithon or on its website.
Trilithon is published yearly on the Alban Hefin, the Summer Solstice. Articles for the yearly publication are due by January 1st. If you have been asked to make a revision to your article, it will be due by February 1st. Authors are free to submit anytime in the year; if your article is accepted, it will be held until our next yearly publication.
Author Contact Information
When submitting your article, at the end of the manuscript itself, please also include a brief biography (up to 100 words about who you are and your path), your real name, your contact information, and then the name you prefer to appear with your article.
Questions and Submissions
Questions and submissions can be directed to:
Chief Editor, Trilithon