Review Guidelines

Book, photo by Erich Ferdinand

Spiral Nature is dedicated to exploring occult alternative spiritualities, practical magick, and occulture. This can include innovative explorations of personal philosophy, religious territory and magickal practice, as well as media focusing on more traditional routes.  For an idea of what we’ve reviewed in the past, please see our Reviews section.

While we mostly review books, but we also cover audio and video media, as well as rune sets, tarot and oracle decks. I’m also interested in reviews or essays on cultural events where alternative spirituality, magick and occulter intersect. (For articles and essays, see our general submission guidelines.)

Please note: We very rarely review fiction, poetry, ebooks or self-published material.

Join our freelance review team

Most our reviews come from a few regular contributors, but we’re always looking for new reviewers. We are especially excited to hear from reviewers who are queer, trans, people of colour, and/or awesome.

Newsletters & bi-weekly magazine

If you’re interested in writing for Spiral Nature, it’s a good idea to sign up for our free newsletter to get an idea of the kind of work we publish.

Our bi-weekly magazine goes out to all subscribers, with two side newsletters for writers and reviewers. The bi-monthly writers’ newsletter sends suggestions for story ideas we’re looking for (though we also accept pitches for other stories), and the monthly reviewers’ newsletter lists the titles available for review that month.

Your selection(s) on the sign up form will trigger automatic emails with more information about writing and reviewing for the site.


Spiral Nature pays $10 per article or review, or offers compensation in trade for a small one month sidebar ad (a $25 value).

Detailed info

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Publishers & authors

Please inquire for the address to send catalogues and review material.

Due to the volume of review material we receive, we cannot guarantee that all unsolicited material will be read or reviewed, though we will do our best.


Please feel free to contact the editor with any questions you may have.

Image credit: Erich Ferdinand

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