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Mythic Journals & Presses


Parabola Magazine “The Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the dissemination and exploration of materials relating to the myths, symbols, rituals, and art of the world’s religious and cultural traditions. To this end, the Society is the publisher of Parabola Magazine.”

The Journal of Archeomythology “The Journal of Archaeomythology is an annual, open-source publication promoting archaeomythological scholarship.”

Mythlore “Mythlore (ISSN 0146-9339) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy. The full-text of Mythlore from 2002 onward is available in the electronic database Expanded Academic ASAP. Mythlore is also indexed in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, the Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLA), and other sources.”

Aeon Journal “AEON is a journal of myth, science, and ancient history specializing in archaeoastronomy and.comparative mythology. The journal explores the evidence for global catastrophes and interplanetary upheaval in the recent past, seeking out the implications for the affected disciplines. Aeon is designed to encourage independent investigation, to speed up the process of communicating findings to others, and to foster a wider debate as to the interpretation of new data.”

Mythological Studies Journal “Mythological Studies explores the understanding of human experience revealed in mythology and in the manifold links between myth and ritual, literature, art, culture, and religious experience. Special attention is given to depth psychology and archetypal approaches to the study of myth. This journal looks to explore Mythological Studies for the sake of tending the soul of the world: animae mundi colendae gratia. The premier year for Mythological Studies Journal of Pacifica Graduate Institute was 2010. It is founded under the philosophy of Open Access academics. Submissions, peer-review and editing is all facilitated by current students in the Mythological Studies program.”

Mythic Passages: The Magazine of Imagination The Mythic Imagination Institute creates experiences that explore — through art, hands-on activity and inter-disciplinary conversation — the mystery and metaphor inherent in myth and story.

Amalthea “Amaltea is a myth criticism journal. It offers one issue per year, free of charge and via the Internet, addressing the subject of reception of ancient, medieval and modern myths in contemporary literature and arts from 1900 to present.”

MEANDERING PRESS Meandering Press is a project of Spillian LLC, a retreat center offering programming in imagination, story, myth, creativity, sustainability, and community. In 2014, Meandering Press is launching as a digital publishing effort with a series of both short and full-length publications exploring the weavings between imagination, myth, psychology, culture, and nature. We meander, so this is a fairly broad brush. Our goal is to produce and support work that is intellectually and creatively rigorous while reaching beyond traditional academic audiences. We believe that the ideas in this work sit in the intersections between academia and popular culture, and seek to be a part of ongoing conversations about how education and the spread of ideas are growing and changing in this era. In addition to independent works from scholars/practioners in these fields, we will be building a collection of works delving into defining the shape of the study of myth and its role in contemporary culture.


StoryWorld “Storyworlds is a new, interdisciplinary journal of narrative theory. It features research on storytelling practices across a variety of media, including face-to-face interaction, literary writing, film and television, virtual environments, historiography, journalism, and graphic narratives, studied from perspectives developed in such fields as narratology, discourse analysis, jurisprudence, philosophy, cognitive and social psychology, Artificial Intelligence, medicine, and the study of organizations.”

Journal of Narrative Theory “JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.”

Narrative “Narrative is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the association for scholars interested in narrative. Narrative’s broad range of scholarship includes the English, American, and European novel, nonfiction narrative, film, and narrative as used in performance art.”


Luvah: Journal of Creative Imagination “Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination, is a scholarly, open access, peer-reviewed journal of philosophy, theology, literature, and art. We publish theoretical and critical articles, translations, interviews, poems and short stories. Luvah also includes a book review section where scholars assess writings, both past and present, that could provide a theoretical basis for a radical critique of late-capitalist ideology.”


Journal of Oral Tradition “Oral Tradition is a forum for discussion of the world’s oral traditions and related forms from the ancient world to the present day. OT is freely available to all interested scholars, students, performers, and general readers without charge as an online, open-access resource.”

DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY JOURNAL Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture “Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the oldest Jungian psychology journal in the world. Published twice a year, each Spring Journal is organized around a theme and offers articles as well as film and book reviews in the areas of archetypal psychology, mythology, and Jungian psychology.”

Depth Insights “Depth Insights produces educational media and consulting using depth psychological methods and theory to “see through” initial appearances and find the symbolic root of an issue. Just as the honeybee can see a spectrum of reality beyond what humans can conceive due to the nature of her multiple eyes and thousands of lenses, depth psychology uses its own lenses to assess a situation or phenomenon.”

Psyche’s Journey “With simplicity and beauty, Psyche’s Journey intends to enrich and sustain each reader’s soul journey and to inspire those who seek a more soulful life.”

ASTROLOGY JOURNALS Archai Journal “Archai, an academic journal that explores significant correlations between cyclical alignments of the planets and the archetypal patterns of human experience. Combining rigorous astrological methodology with the archetypal perspective emerging from modern depth psychology, archetypal cosmology is concerned with the analysis of the shifting patterns and cycles of world history, culture, art, and individual biography. Beyond this, archetypal cosmology examines the theoretical basis for these correlations and their implications for the wider world view.”

POPULAR CULTURE JOURNALS Journal of Popular Culture “The Journal of Popular Culture (TJPC) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. It is published by Wiley Blackwell. Subscriptions come with a membership in the Popular Culture Association.”


Studies in Comparative Religion was founded in Britain in 1963 by Francis Clive-Ross (1921–1981) and is the first and most comprehensive English-language journal of traditional studies. The journal was published under the name Tomorrow until 1967, when it was changed to its present name. Four quarterly issues per year, containing over 1,200 articles in total, were published during the first 25 years of Studies in Comparative Religion’s existence, before its publication was interrupted in 1987. William Stoddart served as the assistant editor for most of these years.


Archive of Folk Culture “The Archive of Folk Culture mainly consists of the collections of the American Folklife Center. It was originally founded as the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library in 1928. In 1978 it became part of the American Folklife Center and was subsequently renamed the Archive of Folk Culture. Today the Archive includes over three million photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and moving images. It consists of documentation of traditional culture from all around the world including the earliest field recordings made in the 1890s on wax cylinder through recordings made using digital technology. It is America’s first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world.”

Folklore “The society has published scholarly studies of folklore continuously since 1878, both in periodical and book form. Our prestigious journal Folklore is published on our behalf by Taylor & Francis (three issues per year). Folklore began with volume 1 in 1889, and continued our earlier journals Folk-Lore Record and Folk-Lore Journal; all volumes, except for the most recent five years, are available online to members of our society via JSTOR.”

Marvels & Tales “Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.”

Western Folklore “Western Folklore (ISSN 0043-373X), the journal of the Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society), is published quarterly in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Founded in 1942, it has become the leading American journal devoted to the description and analysis of regional, national, and international folklore and custom. Subscribers include professional and amateur folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, as well as libraries, historical societies, and folk art museums.”

Folklife Studies | Archived Articles “This series reports on the scientific, technical, and historical research conducted by Smithsonian staff and their professional colleagues, as well as on the collections of the various Smithsonian museums. The emphasis upon publications as a means of diffusing knowledge was expressed by the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In his formal plan for the Institution, Joseph Henry articulated a program that included the following statement: “It is proposed to publish a series of reports, giving an account of the new discoveries in science, and of the changes made from year to year in all branches of knowledge not strictly professional.”

Folklore Forum “Space for the free exchange of ideas on the cutting edge of folklore, folklife and ethnomusicology, a space where up-and-coming scholars can interrogate existing paradigms and cultivate a rich intellectual landscape with a multi-disciplinary perspective. Folklore Forum is the journal of Trickster Press, a graduate-student-run publishing house affiliated with the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology of Indiana University.”

SPECIFIC CULTURAL JOURNALS Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore “The Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore hopes to further stimulate interest and bring to light new scholarship as well as dispel misinterpretations and misunderstandings.”

The Journal of American Folklore “The Journal of American Folklore, the quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society since the Society’s founding in 1888, publishes scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books, exhibitions and events, films and videotapes, sound recordings, and web sites. Its contents are not restricted to folklore in the United States; in fact, the Journal publishes materials on folklore and from folklorists anywhere in the world.”

Notes & Queries “Founded under the editorship of the antiquary W J Thoms, the primary intention of Notes and Queries was, and still remains, the asking and answering of readers’ questions. It is devoted principally to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism.”

Folklorica “The Slavic and East European Folklore Association is devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European Folklore. SEEFA seeks to promote instruction in Slavic and East European folklore, organizes panels on the subject at national and international conferences, encourages the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and fosters exchanges. SEEFA also seeks to promote joint research, scholarly exchanges and conferences, expeditions, and publications with scholars in Slavic and other East European countries.”

Indian Folklore Research Journal “Indian Folklore Research Journal publishes original and unpublished research papers, book reviews, resource reviews and announcements in the discipline of Folklore. Indian Folklore Research Journal is published annually by India’s National Folklore Support Centre.”


Fantagraphics “Fantagraphics Books has been a leading proponent of comics as a legitimate form of art and literature since it began publishing the critical trade magazine The Comics Journal in 1976. By the early 1980s, Fantagraphics found itself at the forefront of the burgeoning movement to establish comics as a medium as eloquent and expressive as the more established popular arts of film, literature, poetry, et al. Fantagraphics quickly established a reputation as an advocacy publisher that specialized in seeking out and publishing the kind of innovative work that traditional comics corporations who dealt almost exclusively in super-heroes and fantasy either didn’t know existed or wouldn’t touch: serious, dramatic, historical, journalistic, political, and satirical work by a new generation of alternative cartoonists as well as many artists who gained prominence as part of the seminal underground comix movement of the ’60s. Fantagraphics has since gained an international reputation for its literate and audacious editorial standards and its exacting production values.”

Film Journal “Film Journal International, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009, is a trade publication and website covering the motion picture industry, with special emphasis on theatrical exhibition. Articles report on U.S. and international news, with features on upcoming movies, industry trends, theatre design, equipment, concessions, digital cinema, sound, screen advertising, and other industry-related topics. Each issue also includes the Buying and Booking Guide, with comprehensive feature film reviews that are indispensable for the theatre operator.”

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