Call for Submissions - Songs of Solstice: Goddess Carols


Cover Art by Kat Shaw

Girl God Books is accepting submissions for our upcoming compilation - Songs of Solstice: Goddess Carols. 

Because we want to avoid duplication, we will continue to update this post with a list of re-written Carols. We are also interested in joyous artwork of women singing, playing instruments or gathering for holiday festivities.

So far, we have:

O Holy Night by Trista Hendren and Anders Løberg

The Darkest Night Enfolds Us Here (sung to O Come O Come Emmanuel by Rebekah Myers

It Came Upon a Solstice Morn (sung to It Came Upon a Midnight Clear) by Carol P. Christ

Silent Night by Connie Barlow

All Life is This, Who at the Breast (sung to What Child is This) by Kay Turner

We Sing in Deepest, Darkest Night (sung to Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar) by Kay Turner

Have Yourself a Faierie Little Solstice (Sung to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas) by Marya 

Away in a Manager - Re-written by by Kay Turner

Once in Royal Davids City - Re-written by by Kay Turner

Glorious Goddess (sung to the tune of Ave Maria) by Anique Duc Radiant Heart

Hallelujah Chorus by Trista Hendren and Anders Løberg

Witches We Have Heard on High (Sung Angels We Have Heard on High) by Margi Curtis

The Average Woman's Christmas Day (Sung to Deck the Halls) by Margi Curtis

Hark the Hairy Women Sing (sung to Hark the Harold Angels Sing) by Margi Curtis

The Big Drummer Woman (sung to The Little Drummer Boy) by Margi Curtis

The Coventry Carol (Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child) - re-written by Sharon Smith

Do You Hear What I Hear - re-written by Sharon Smith

Silver Bells - re-written by Sharon Smith

Ancient Yuletide Goddess (sung to In the Bleak Midwinter) - re-written by Dr. Lynne Sedgmore

Your Love Heals All Our Wounding (sung to O Come all ye Faithful) - re-written by Dr. Lynne Sedgmore

We Sing Her Creation Story (sung to Gloria aka Iris - Angels from the Realms of Glory) re-written by Dr. Lynne Sedgmore 

Joy to the World - re-written by Alissa DeLaFuente

Arc Of Stars (Sung to Boston, an American Christmas hymn) re-written Claire Dorey

I Wonder As I Wander by Rebekah Myers

Girl Child of the Great Goddess (Sung to O Little Town of Bethlehem) - Re-written by by Kay Turner

From the First Oak Tree, the Acorn Did Say
(Sung to The First Noel) - Re-written by by Kay Turner

Edited by Trista Hendren, Sharon Smith and Pat Daly
Cover art by Kat Shaw

Scheduled publication: October 2022

Please send your submissions to by June 21th, 2022 with the book title in your subject line. Please note that we cannot accommodate any late submissions or corrections. Please be sure that your song is not subject to any copyright restrictions prior to submission.

Submission Guidelines:
Please send your finished piece in a Word document. Calibri size 12 font is preferred. Please do not use any fancy formatting or fonts as it creates a lot more work on our end. Make sure to spell check before your submission.

Art should be sent in high resolution as a JPG. You may submit more than one piece for consideration, but due to the volume of submissions, please only send your best work.

Please note that our preference is to re-write these in a way that does not use male-centric language. We would like this collection to be woman and Goddess affirming.

Please also include a bio in the third person under 150 words.

Accepted contributors will receive a contributor's copy of the book and the option to order as many copies of the book as they'd like at cost during the pre-order period to sell or gift as they wish.

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