Submission Guidelines


Deadline For Submissions is 15th September 2022 (Midnight GMT)

Our theme for the second issue of Tarot Literary is The Hermit. We want your writing/artwork about seclusion, self-reflection, and introspection. The Hermit is someone removed from society so we are especially keen to receive stories about misfits and people who feel like they don’t quite fit in.

We are very eclectic style-wise and are keen to receive a wide variety of submissions. We are especially interested in submissions that feel emotionally honest, whatever that may mean…

Submissions must be emailed to The subject line for the email should be “Submission for Issue [issue number]”.

You may submit up to 5 submissions at once.

Each submission should be an attachment to the email. Note: we will not click on any links you send us for cyber-security reasons.

In the body of the email you can write as little or as much as you want. If you like the traditional cover letter format you can address the email to Fig Leary or Tarot Literary.

Author/Artist Bios are encouraged though not required. If you choose to have a bio please limit it to a few sentences and include it in the body of the email.

All submissions must include appropriate trigger warnings: if you are unsure whether your work requires a trigger warning please err on the side of caution.

For form specific guidelines please see below:

Poetry: A single poem should be no more than two A4 pages long. We would prefer you to use size 12 font however if you need to use smaller/larger font for the purposes of form this is fine.

Fiction: Maximum of 1200 words. Please use size 12 font. We welcome all genres of content as long as they are well written.

Non-Fiction: Maximum of 1200 words. Please use size 12 font. We especially encourage people from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds to share their non-fiction stories. We do NOT accept book reviews.

Artwork: Artwork should be in a high resolution format. We encourage you to write a little about what the art represents but this is not compulsory. While the theme is decided by a tarot card, the art work does not need to be of a tarot card. As long as your art fits with our themes, we welcome the submission.

Note: As we are a new magazine we are currently unable to pay contributors however we aim to send you a free copy of the magazine.