Submissions or enquiries should be directed via email to the editor at AlchemyEditor@yahoo.com and should bear the subject line ‘Submission_YOUR NAME’ or ‘Enquiry_YOUR NAME’ as appropriate.
Becoming familiar with the content of previous issues, and enquiring with the editor prior to submission, is recommended, to avoid disappointment.
Submission of material is considered permission to edit and publish.
Hard copy submissions via mail will not be considered without prior agreement of the editor. Enquire via email first.
Text submissions should be in .doc or .rtf file format.
Text submissions should utilise single spacing between paragraphs, two spaces between sentences, and a basic font like Arial or Times New Roman.
Book, journal or magazine (or similar) titles should be in italics.
Article, poem or song (or similar) titles should be in single inverted commas.
Quotations should be in double inverted commas, and appropriately referenced.
Italics can also be used for emphasis.
Essays, articles, interviews, and summaries of operative alchemical processes should range between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Longer submissions will of course be considered, but may need to be serialised.
Book, website, music, film, or other reviews should range between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
Conference, lecture, workshop, or other announcements should range between 100 and 800 words.
Submissions of graphics (i.e. photographs and illustrations) should be in .jpg (uncompressed) or .tiff file format.
Graphic submissions should be made available in high resolution (300 dpi), if possible.
Submitting an item for review
Authors and publishers are encouraged to send books, DVDs or CDs for review in the Alchemy Journal.
Two copies of each item to be reviewed should be sent via mail to the editor. Email first for postal address details.
Review enquiries should be directed via email to AlchemyEditor@yahoo.com and should bear the subject line ‘Review Enquiry_ITEM NAME’.
Items sent for review will, when possible, be directly assigned to a suitable reviewer, or otherwise listed in the Alchemy Journal as being available for review.
While every effort will be made to review the item, submission of an item does not guarantee that it will be reviewed.
Reviewing an item
Reviewers can review an item which they currently own a copy of, or they can peruse the list of books, DVDs and CDs available for review. This list of items available for review will be published in each issue of the Alchemy Journal.
Those wanting to review an item listed in the Journal as being available for review should first provide some examples of previous reviews. They should also explain to the editor why they are best placed to review the particular item. Reviewers will be entitled to keep the book, DVD or CD provided for review, in lieu of payment.
Reviewer enquiries should be directed via email to AlchemyEditor@yahoo.com and should bear the subject line ‘Reviewer Enquiry_YOUR NAME’.