The Association for Young Astrologers (AYA) is now accepting submissions for the first issue of The Ascendant, the official journal of the AYA. Graced by the writing of astrologers emerging on the horizon and buttressed by the prose of culminating veterans, The Ascendant will serve as a means of ingress to both the breadth and depth of the celestial art.
For the first issue, we welcome previously unpublished work around the topic of ‘New Frontiers for Astrology’. These ‘New Frontiers’ need not be future-oriented, though, for the missing pieces of the art’s history can be just as revelatory as its undiscovered future. The borderlands the first issue of The Ascendant seeks to reconnoitre include, but are not limited to, the reconstruction of previously unknown traditional material, innovations in the application of astrology, novel perspectives on the philosophical implications of the art, and considerations of the new crop of academic studies of astrology.
The Ascendant promises to deliver a curated selection of work that will simultaneously showcase what the younger generations of astrologers are doing and serve as an introduction to the myriad forms of astrological practice and research methods. We are looking for articles that demonstrate the cutting edge of astrological praxis.
Our editorial board will review submissions for originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the acceptability of their submissions. AYA does not discriminate against authors based on age, race, creed, or gender. AYA is for young astrologers, not of them, and the aim of the journal matches this mission statement.
Papers should be submitted by MAY 31, 2014. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to email@example.com. Shorter submissions are welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org