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Taking Submissions: Year of the Tarot: Pentacles

Submission Window: June 1st – 30th, 2023
Payment: 1 cent CAD per word
Theme: Horror inspired by the Tarot: Pentacles

Welcome to our four-book series, dedicated to horror inspired by the Tarot. 

Does the story have to be about Tarot Cards… NO. Think cups, knives, wands, and pentacles. We are looking for the theme to be the element, not necessarily the card itself, although we would love to read that as well. 

Chalice – Pentacles – Blades – Wands

**Patron Members get an extended submission window**

March 1- 31: Chalice  (Patron dates Feb 21 – April 7)

June 1- 30: Pentacles (Patron dates May 23 – July 7)

Sept 1- 30: Blades/Swords  (Patron dates August 24 – October 7)

Dec 1- 31: Wands (Patron dates November 23 – January 7)

Each book will have an overriding theme of a Tarot suit and be between 50k – 60k words in length. They will be stand-alone books but will make up a four-book series.

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Taking Submissions: Year of the Tarot: Pentacles

Submission Window: June 1st – 30th, 2023
Payment: 1 cent CAD per word
Theme: Horror inspired by the Tarot: Pentacles

Welcome to our four-book series, dedicated to horror inspired by the Tarot. 

Does the story have to be about Tarot Cards… NO. Think cups, knives, wands, and pentacles. We are looking for the theme to be the element, not necessarily the card itself, although we would love to read that as well. 

Chalice – Pentacles – Blades – Wands

**Patron Members get an extended submission window**

March 1- 31: Chalice  (Patron dates Feb 21 – April 7)

June 1- 30: Pentacles (Patron dates May 23 – July 7)

Sept 1- 30: Blades/Swords  (Patron dates August 24 – October 7)

Dec 1- 31: Wands (Patron dates November 23 – January 7)

Each book will have an overriding theme of a Tarot suit and be between 50k – 60k words in length. They will be stand-alone books but will make up a four-book series.

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April 2023: Tarot Cards for Writing Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I’ve grown quite weary of reality. How about we retreat from it for a while through this fanciful (and fictional) reimaging of the world around us? Time to create some ancient magic…with the help of our fiercely protective main character!

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Taking Submissions: Year of the Tarot: Chalice

 

Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Payment: 1 cent CAD per word
Theme: The element of cups, does not require it to include anything tarot related

Welcome to our four-book series, dedicated to horror inspired by the Tarot. 

Does the story have to be about Tarot Cards… NO. Think cups, knives, wands, and pentacles. We are looking for the theme to be the element, not necessarily the card itself, although we would love to read that as well. 

Chalice – Pentacles – Blades – Wands

**Patron Members get an extended submission window**

March 1- 31: Chalice  (Patron dates Feb 21 – April 7)

June 1- 30: Pentacles (Patron dates May 23 – July 7)

Sept 1- 30: Blades/Swords  (Patron dates August 24 – October 7)

Dec 1- 31: Wands (Patron dates November 23 – January 7)

Each book will have an overriding theme of a Tarot suit and be between 50k – 60k words in length. They will be stand-alone books but will make up a four-book series.

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March 2023: Tarot Cards for Creative Inspiration

Tired of the daily grind at your workplace? Planning an exciting Spring Break getaway? Perhaps this month’s set of writerly inspirations will also help you appreciate the mundane security of your day job–especially if you finally garner that big promotion!

Character: King of Pentacles and V The Hierophant. This character is someone who has led a very stable and secure existence. They have worked hard, and their life has gone according to plan. While it’s true that they are financially stable, it could be said their life lacks both adventure and excitement. But this character doesn’t feel like they’ve missed out on anything; they are content with their life, and the strong ties they have built in their community makes them feel even more fulfilled. They are also largely optimistic, but may feel irked or depressed during those rare occurrences when circumstances don’t turn out like they had hoped. They may be angered when an employee suddenly quits, or they become depressed when their best friend doesn’t show up for their weekly meet-up at the local coffee shop.

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February 2023: Tarot Cards for Creative Inspiration

I was so excited to do this reading! I mean, February, am-I-right-or-am-I-right? Paranormal romance, supernatural romance, historical romance, space opera, you name it! The romance-theme possibilities are endless!

Well, until the fates intervened by way of the cards, and no matter how much I glared at them, they weren’t giving up their creatively inspiring secrets. Instead, the message was all about inner reflection—essentially, “Creative, love thyself.”

Pooh. I mean, if we wanted to spend time with ourselves, would we really choose to engage in activities that kept us in our heads (or creative ether realms) most of the time? Realms where we hang out with the exciting array of the characters we’ve created? Especially when reality is probably even more discouragingly real right about now.

Again, sigh.

Still, this reading came out they way it did for a reason, so, take what resonates with you on this 2023 journey, and perhaps we’ll learn to nurture ourselves as carefully as we do our characters, our stories, our artistic creations.

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January 2023: Tarot Cards for Creative Inspiration

Happy New Year, HT Peeps! I hope you have lots of creatively spooky fun in the New Year!

Character: Ten of Pentacles. This character was selected at an early age to serve the future Queen. As a child, they were the Queen’s primary playmate; as a young adult, they were not only the Queen’s beloved companion, but served as an assistant as the Queen made the transition from a child to an adult herself. Once the Queen reached the age of maturity, and assumed the mantle of power, this character, by way of their lifelong training, became not only the Queen’s most trusted advisor, but the Queen’s consort as well. While this character enjoys a life of luxury as the top member of the royal court, their life is not without hard work and sacrifice. This character is now responsible for managing the Queen’s entire household; arranging not only the Queen’s meals, wardrobe, and social calendar, but also organizing political meetings with other heads of state, overseeing strategic diplomatic negotiations, and assisting in other key duties where needed. They are the public face of the Queen herself, and, as such, their conduct must always be above reproach.
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