What Llewellyn Publishes
Our emphasis is always on the practical: how it works and how to do it. In order to fulfill our mission statement of personal growth and development, decks published by Llewellyn must be working decks. We particularly seek decks with a strong foundation in the standard tarot structure and interpretation based on a 78-card deck. Our interest, though, is not limited to these types of decks; variations are welcome as long as the variations are explained and are appropriate for the internal system of the deck. Although we seek to publish beautiful and artistic decks, we do not publish "collectable" or "art" decks.
Preparing Your Deck for Submission
Seeing your deck in print is every artist's dream, the reward for a long, arduous creative effort. We understand and respect that. But we ask that you keep in mind that publishing is a business, and artists/creators should regard potential publishers as they would any other professional contact. That is, be prepared, well informed, and realistic. We encourage you to use your library and any good bookstore for "How to Get Published" guides. The Writer's Market, updated annually, also has excellent general guidelines on preparing a submission, and there are some good FAQ (frequently asked questions) sites in the Internet (key search words: getting published). Llewellyn accepts entire decks or proposals for submission.
Please review our Tarot Submission Guidelines for details on how to submit your deck for consideration.