Founder & Owner
Larry Roberts has been a bookseller and publisher for over 30 years. He is currently the founder, owner and operator of Miskatonic Books where he continues to sell rare, limited edition and antiquarian genre titles as well as publishing under his Azoth Press, Arcane Wisdom and Biblio Obscura imprints.
Editor & Designer
Adam P. Forrest serves, along with Chic Cicero and S. Tabatha Cicero, as a Chief Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an office he has filled for more than 35 years. He is also a priest and steward of the Hermetic Fellowship.
He has been a ceremonial magician since he was a teenager and chalked his first Magic Circle and Triangle in the loft of an unused barn back in Tennessee.
He is a Bakchos priest of Dionysos, and has also served as a priest of Hermēs-Thōth, Apollōn, Hekatē, Jēsous- Osiris, and his own Higher and Divine Genius.
At the request of Israel Regardie, he contributed a ritual of evocation to The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic (Falcon Press, 1984). He was a regular contributor of articles, rituals, and illustrations to the Golden Dawn Journals, and has also contributed to The Light Extended: A Golden Dawn Journal. Additionally, he provided his translations of two of the Orphic Hymns to Written in Wine: A Devotional Anthology for Dionysos (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2008). In 2016, he was invited by Larry L. Roberts to join him in founding Azoth Press. Adam edited, designed, and illustrated A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (2016). Since then he has edited, designed, and created illustrations for Gateways Through Light and Shadow (2016) by Frater Ashen Chassan/Bryan Garner; Giordano Bruno, On the Shadows of the Ideas (2017) translated by John Michael Greer; and The Dolmen Arch: A Study Course in the Druid Mysteries (2 volumes, 2018 and 2020) by John Michael Greer. He is by vocation a magus and priest, and by profession an editor, graphic designer, illustrator, and writer. Adam lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Isidora, and a black cat named Pyewacket.
Magical books are Hermetic and Talismanic Works of Art produced by the integration of well-written, well-researched, and fascinating content with beautiful design and elegant binding. In line with our goal of creating such Magical volumes for practitioners and scholars of the Great Work, as well as for collectors of rare and beautiful books, we at Azoth Press are currently interested in book proposals from authors of relevant works.
We are of course very interested in queries from established authors, but are also willing to consider submissions from talented and knowledgeable new authors.
If you are interested in submitting a book proposal to Azoth Press, please read this entire guide before sending a submission. If your submission does not follow these guidelines, we are far less likely to consider it for publication.
We are interested in proposals for outstanding books in the Western Magical Tradition, in areas ranging from classical grimoires to modern ritual magick, from the Golden Dawn to the Servants of the Light, from Theurgia to Goetia, from esoteric Freemasonry to Hermetic Qabbalah, from the Græco-Egyptian Magical Papyri to Enochiana.
Azoth Press will not be publishing non-English-language books, fiction, channeled teachings, or poetry. Your submission must include the following:
‣ Cover letter, containing:
☐ Brief description of the proposed book
☐ Total estimated word count of the proposed book
☐ List of contents in the query package
☐ Brief summary of the author’s background, expertise, and any credentials relevant to the subject matter of the proposed book
☐ List of the author’s previous publications, if any
☐ An answer to the following question: Who are the expected purchasers of the proposed book, and why will they wish to own it?
☐ An answer to the following question: What existing books are similar to the proposed book, and how is the proposed book different?
☐ An answer to the following question: What does the author intend to do to promote interest in the proposed book to its audience (i.e., does the author blog, present at conferences, etc.)?
☐ An answer to the following question: What sort of illustrations might enhance the proposed book?
☐ Contact information: including email address, postal address, and daytime telephone number(s)
‣ Book sample, containing:
☐ Table of contents (with chapter descriptions)
☐ Two to three sample chapters
Submissions (preferably in the form of a PDF) should ideally meet the following stylistic guidelines:
‣ 12-point type
‣ Running header with author, book title, and page number on each page
When your submission is ready, it may be sent as an attachment (preferably Zipped) to an email to the following address:
We look forward to your proposal.