The Journal of Mythic Arts ceased publication with the Summer 2008 issue, and the JoMA blog ceased publication in May 2008. Thus we can no longer accept submissions, blog nominations, or material for review.
For other Endicott Studio queries, write to: TheEndicottStudio at gmail dot com -- but please read the material below first to see if your question has already been answered.
Contact information for the writers and artists
who contributed to this site:
We cannot accept mail for the many writers and artists who contributed to The Journal of Mythic Arts (including Alan Lee and Brian Froud), and we are not authorized to pass on their private contact information. Please seek out their personal websites for contact information, or write to them c/o their book publishers.
To reprint text by Midori Snyder, contact Ms. Snyder via her website.
Requests for permission to reprint text or art by any of the other writers or artists found on this site should be sent to the copyright holders of the work, not to JoMA or the Endicott Studio. You'll find copyright information at the end of each page or article.
Regarding historical art: If the piece of art you want to reproduce is old and the artist is long deceased, it's possible the work is in Public Domain, or that the use you want to make of it falls under Fair Use rules. For more information on the ins and outs of copyright, we recommend the Stanford University Libraries Copyright and Fair Use website. Please note that the Endicott Studio cannot give assistance tracking down copyright information on historical works of art, nor do we have the authority to grant reproduction permission ourselves.
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Frequently Asked Publishing Questions:
Can Ms. Windling, Ms. Snyder, or anyone else at the Endicott Studio give me feedback on my mythic fiction and poetry?
Regretfully, no. There is, however, a good online workshop for those wishing to work in the genre of fantasy literature at SFF Online Writing Workshop. Professional editors assist in the work, and there is online community support provided, along with market information. We also recommend the Clarion workshops, the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop, and the Wiscon convention writing workshops (run by SF3).
Can you give me advice on how to get my work published, how to get an agent, or suggest some markets for my work?
Again, regretfully, no. This isn't what the Endicott Studio was set up to do. There are, however, other websites where you can find publishing news, information, practical advice, and market reports. Here are a few of them: The Speculative Literature Foundation, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (in the UK, go here), The Critters Library Page of Writing Resources and Market Report Links, and The Market List. You'll also find some useful tips and links on Holly Black's Writers' Resources Page, Ellen Datlow's Writing Tips Page and Patricia C. Wrede's Fantasy World Building Page.
We suggest posting your questions to the Fairy Tale and Folklore Discussion Forum hosted by the excellent Surlalune Fairy Tales website. The forum is frequented by professional writers, fairy tale scholars, and devotees of myth and legend. If they can't help you, they may at least be able to point you in the right direction.