Welcome to The Vulpine Voice, a subtly distinct area of my online portfolio that carries a vitally important purpose. The idea of this section is to provide a platform for all of the opinions and personal observations that might not make it into fully fledged essays. That means that I can post updates far more regularly than those which either require many weeks of research to get right, or rely upon the whims of external publishers to even see the light of day in the first place.
It is here that I plan to evaluate interesting pieces by other magickal writers, as well as offering my own ideas for wider consideration as well. Aside from that, these entries are designed to be shorter, more accessible and further grounded in current events than the longform journalism that I showcase elsewhere on my portfolio.
If you ever wondered what bothers a chaos magickian on a daily basis, these articles will give you a much more personal insight into my most eclectic of mindsets. I am currently attempting to avoid promising a definite upload schedule, but if all goes to plan I should have a pretty sizeable catalogue of posts by the end of the year – my day job and other writing commitments permitting of course.
With that explanation out of the way, here are a few things about The Vulpine Portfolio in general that I wanted to cover for those who are new to this dark little corner of cyberspace. My longer term followers, however, will likely know all this already.
Firstly, not all of my published work can find a home here. While I do have a list in my About The Author section that will be updated as and when my writing hits the printed page, contractual obligations sometimes prevent me from reposting the entire article for free. That said if I can reproduce it then I most definitely will, though I usually wait six months for magazines and a full year for anthologies.
Secondly, keep an eye on my official Facebook page. Sure, it is not that big on content at the moment, but remains the best place to find updates about upcoming writing projects, as well as discussing paid commissions. I also regularly share articles, videos and websites that pique my interest too. The link can be found in the sidebar of this page, and every like is greatly appreciated.
Thirdly, a professional update of sorts. The pandemic made seeing print doubly difficult this year, but I did succeed twice so far. The first article was on the topic of necromancy, while the second highlighted the sexual habits of gods and spirits. There is one more submission with a small press anthology at the moment, set to go live at some point this winter, and I will give more information on that nearer the time.
Finally, future plans. I obviously want my main focus to remain on producing professionally published articles, though I should be able to make time to add semi-regular Vulpine Voice entries here as well. I have no interest in becoming a staff writer anywhere, and will likely keep to the smaller publishing houses and internet ‘zines. How many of these will still be active in a post pandemic world, however, is anyone’s guess.
So there you go gravehounds, an intense but fulfilling journey I am sure you will agree. As someone who has tended to allow his work speak for him in the past, The Vulpine Voice coupled with my official Facebook page will allow me to step out from behind the curtain and show exactly why I do what I do.
It will allow you to gain a grasp on my thoughts and a window on my creative process, as well as a chance to laugh along with me when one of my magickal experiments goes horribly wrong. And above all else it will prove that even the most adversarial magickian is just as human as everyone else, albeit with one cloven hoof planted firmly in the otherworld.