Contact The Queen’s Sword

1 October 2015

 

qs-bannerIf you need to contact The Queen’s Sword for guest writer options, request ion reviews, or because you have other questions and suggestions, do not hesitate to send me a message. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and via e-mail. See all the contact information for The Queen’s Sword below.

Guest articles
I am always open to ideas for articles from guest writers, as long as they fit target group and focus of the website. I’ve had guest editors for the Tarot de Marseille themed month and 2017’s Traditional Tarot with a Twist. Guest help on the yearly poll on popular TdM decks is very welcome. Since I have many more themes and feature ideas there could be a need for guest editors. And even besides those columns and specials I am willing to listen if you are a specialist or simply a writer with a great idea for content.

Sponsored content
The Queen’s Sword is open to sponsored content and/or advertorials.  If you think you have content that is editorially relevant to my target group and useful or fun to read, you can contact me via e-mail to find out more about options and prices.
Before you do, you need to know one thing upfront. It is something that scares many away, but they are non-negotiable conditions.
I am legally (by Dutch and US law) obliged to mention to readers that the posted articles are paid for content. And even if the law was different I would also feel morally/ethically compelled to inform them. That has resulted in 2 rules.
1. a disclaimer will be made above/under the article;
2. in order for Google to rank this page (a mention of ‘paid’ will be found out immediately) a no-follow needs to be included. If I don’t the page will actually be ‘punished’ and my site as a whole well, and that is bad for both of us. By following the rules for sponsored content your page will actually rank just as high as my regular content usually does (and it is not as if any links all of a sudden disappears from my page…people will still see & click it).

How to send a review or demo copy
Want to send a book, tarot deck, oracle or perhaps paraphernalia for review? You can do that to the address below. Very important: I’ve had to pay an extreme amount of taxes, duty and handling over the last two years on review copies and will/can *no longer accept those*. I kindly request any of you shipping *from outside the EU* especially to make sure you send your package indeed as demo/sample deck. This is very simple: you check ‘gift’ on the form, write down “demo deck for review, no market value/not for sale” in contents (Reason being: since selling review copies is a no-go amongst reviewers, unless they no longer have (much) worth, to me they will actually have no market value) and enter a production value in your currency under value (since these have always been beneath my limit of $20 that means that if you’ve also checked gift, I won’t have to pay taxes, and I can safely pick it up).
FYI: If we haven’t discussed your deck/book on my planning I can never promise a review, but you would not be the first to send me a gorgeous work anyway which ended up on the site shortly after.

The Queen’s Sword
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2032 VC Haarlem
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Click on this link if you want to contact me by e-mail
If you don’t have a default mail set up, copy/paste: queenssword@gmail.com

How to keep the sword writing?

Like my work and want me to continue as much as possible? I would love it if you can help me cover some of the costs for maintaining this website.
If you’d be willing to donate something to keep my sword sharp & writing that would be much appreciated. Here’s the direct link to the PayPal Donation account for The Queen’s Sword (it also has my first name). Every penny counts! (https://www.paypal.me/TheQueensSword)
(All donations will be used to cover costs for domain, hosting, copies of decks/books that have to be paid for -more than you think alas – technical support and other possible investments.  This way every article, sneak preview and review can remain free for all interested readers, designers, authors & craftsmen.)

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