Caricature de Zola par Léandre ca 1900-Public Domain
Caricature de Zola par Léandre ca 1900-Public Domain

Have something you wish to share?  We welcome submissions to Cailleach’s Chair!

Content for Cailleach’s Chair

Articles are written by myself, Reba (R~), and others within our growing community of individuals working to create a more meaningful and sustainable life. All articles fall under the following categories:

Bard (poet and storyteller, historian, and craft persons):

  • Stories: Mythical stories, personal stories, any kind of story at all that promotes the theme of integrated living, sustainability, the passing on of wisdom, and so on. Stories can be written, presented as YouTube videos, podcast, and so on and so forth.
  • Music: original music is always welcome. Also, stories about music history and musicians.
  • Pictures: art also tells a story, and we encourage people to submit images of their art.
  • Making Stuff: do you knit, make furniture, have a canning or soap business? This category is for you!

The Sage or Ovate (prophet, seer, healer and diviner):

  • Food and recipes: recipes should promote, in one way shape or form, an understanding about sustainability within our environment.
  • Prophet, seer, diviner: maybe you practice the art of divination. In that case, you are welcome to submit articles from that realm of knowledge. Maybe would like to inform people about how to better read the clouds, in order to better understand one’s weather pattern, articles along this line are also welcome.
  • Healer: posts on natural healing. Herbalism, Chinese medicine, and so on and so forth. This category also includes posts on healthy living, including diet and exercise.

The Druid (education, philosophy, law giver):

  • Education: articles on non-institutional forms of education. This includes articles on homeschooling, how to educate yourself on a variety of topics outside of institutional norms.
  • Philosophy and metaphysics: Philosophy is a high point of our day! Cailleach’s Chair welcomes articles on all points of philosophy.  With that said, you should know that our philosophical sensibility falls under the broader scope of pragmatism and utilitarianism. We indulge a bit in relativism, but we tend to shun moral absolutism except for the dictum of “do no conscious harm,” which is seen as an absolute at Cailleach’s Chair.
  • Law Giver: The original Druids were also brehons – law givers of the ancient celts. Brehons were traveling judges of a sort, who understood celtic law and mediated conflicts among the very different, and somewhat disconnected tribes. In our world, law is often in bed with politics.  Although we are not a political blog per se, we invite articles that look at law, the rule of law, the spirit of law, and how our world negotiates these ideals in everyday life.
  • Living sustainability: tiny houses to aquatic systems, to living off the grid, to making your own clothing and so on and so forth – the sky is the limit folks!  Be imaginative.

How to Submit:

If you would like to submit to Cailleach’s Chair, please send the following to rebamccarthy (at) gmail (dot) com, or use our Contact Us link.

  • Your Name
  • Your email address
  • The best way to get a hold of you
  • Social Media URLs to help me market your work: Your blog, where you want folks to get a hold of you should they want to contact you after the publishing of the content, and urls to Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and so on.
  • The category you think your content will best fit under.  Note: feel free to suggest something I may not have covered.  At this time, we are not adding new “categories,” but I am willing to consider wider content for the existing categories. For example, I have now added crafting to the “Bard” category.  Although crafting was not originally a function of the bard, the bard’s creation of things to tell a story should not be limited to story telling, music and video in today’s world.
  • A summary of your proposed content, or the completed content. Send URLs to hosted audio or video content.

After reviewing the content, one of my editors or myself will be get back to you with a confirmation regarding our interest.  At that point, we will talk about the content, if any revisions might be needed, and potential publication time.

Will I get paid?

I am afraid, for the time being, the answer is no.  Until this blog and community becomes financially sustainable, I can not offer monetary compensation to our writers and content contributors.  I too am in this boat – I make nothing from this effort personally.  Cailleach’s Chair is presently a labor of love, a community site I have wanted to launch for a very long time. I do hope to grow it into something far more sustaining. When it blossoms, I hope you will be there with me to enjoy the benefits, whatever they may be.

You will, however, receive my greatest appreciation and gratitude – heaps of Mahalo! Further, appropriate credit will be given for all content published, and I will do my best to advertise your efforts and brilliance widely!

A note about copyright for all content in this blog

All content in this blog is published under Creative Commons license of Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA License.

What does this mean?

• “Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use” (Creative Commons).

•You may share and redistribute the content in any medium or format.

•You may “adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially” (Creative Commons).

What about my content?

If you wish to publish on this blog, your content will also be published under the Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA License unless you specify otherwise.  If you are uncomfortable with the copyright policy,  please let us know in your proposal, including how you would like the content covered.  To help you decide, please visit the Creative Commons site for information regarding copyright options.

Any material that does not fall under our default CC license category will be amended specifically, and notice of changes will appear on the content itself.


Rebecca Lea McCarthy

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