Femspec (a peer reviewed journal dedicated to critical and creative works that challenge gender through speculative means in a variety of genres) is seeking submissions on speculative aspects of Tarot – particularly representations of Tarot and Tarot readings in film, speculative literature, art, poetry, and popular culture.
Submissions that focus on the Tarot reading process and the Tarot reader are particularly welcome and may include:
• critical analysis as well as short stories, poetry, and excerpts from longer works
• personal accounts of Tarot-reading experiences
• memoirs and autobiographical accounts of Tarot readers
• scholarly papers about fiction or ethnographies
• participant observation and commentaries on representations of the Tarot reading in any aspect of popular culture, including evolution of contemporary decks in the women's spirituality movement, the practice of phone psychics, art, film, the phenomenon of internet readers, Tarot reading shops, booths on boardwalks or at carnivals and festivals such as Renaissance Fairs.
Papers collected will be reviewed individually or as a special section or special issue of the journal, depending on the volume received and on what is timely for publication.
All copyrights will be maintained by Femspec.
The cover artist will receive two free copies of the issue.
The journal is double anonymously peer reviewed. All submitters must have active subscriptions throughout the submission, review, and publication process.
MLA format required. See the Femspec website (femspec.org) for paper submission format.
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