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9 years ago  ::  Mar 01, 2009 - 2:24PM #1
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 **Call for Submissions: Isis and Serapis Devotional**  

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is now accepting submissions for "Waters of Life", a devotional anthology dedicated to Isis and Serapis.

Acceptable submissions include  

 -- nonfiction essays

-- short stories

-- poems and hymns

-- rituals

-- photography and artwork  

All nonfiction submissions should contain endnotes, as needed.  

All submissions must be the original work of the author. NO PLAGIARISM.

The author retains all rights to the work/s.  

Submissions should address Isis and/or Serapis in their Egyptian, Hellenistic, Roman and/or modern contexts, as well as related Deities such as Horus, Thoth, Anubis, Hapi, Apis, and so forth.

Examples of acceptable nonfiction submissions include  

-- a discussion of the Ptolemaic "origin" story of Serapis;

-- the relationship between the many different forms of Serapis eg Wesir/Osiris, Apis, Hapi, Serapis;

-- an analysis of the translation of Egyptian Deities' names eg Au Sar, Wesir, et cetera

-- a discussion of the Serapeum complex at Thebes;

-- an analysis of the famous epiphany of Isis in The Golden Ass;

 -- the relationship between Isis and other Goddesses in classical literature, such as Xenophon's The Ephesian Tale;

-- an analysis of the live-action Isis television series and its (re) imagining of the Egyptian Goddess and her myths;

-- a discussion of Isis in modern comic books;

-- a modern Isidis Navigium ceremony;

-- a discussion of the contemporary Fellowship of Isis;

-- and so on.  

Submissions will be accepted as .doc and .rtf attachments, or in the body of the email.   Please send all submissions to  

Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2009.    

1) Please feel free to repost as long as it is done in its entirety.    

2) Waters of Life is only a working title. We're open to any suggestions for a different title.  

3) We need a cover and interior artwork. If anyone can point us in the right direction -- or is artistically talented and interested in submitting your own work -- please do!

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