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Editorial Standards for

Last Updated: February 22, 2023

At Backyard Banshee, our goal is to provide high-quality, accurate, and informative content to our readers who are interested in tarot, divination, witchcraft, magick, and spirituality. We strive to create a safer and more supportive community for our readers to learn and grow.

To achieve this, we have developed the following editorial guidelines for all content published on our website.

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Our Audience

Our website caters to individuals interested in tarot, divination, witchcraft, magick, and spirituality. All content should be written with our audience in mind and should provide value to our readers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide informative and well-researched content that adds value to our readers’ lives. We aim to help our readers deepen their understanding of these topics and apply the knowledge gained in their own lives.

Content Disclaimer

The information on divination, tarot, rituals, witchcraft, magick and spirituality shared on is provided for general and educational purposes only. This information should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making major life-altering decisions. If you are seeking advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Editorial Standards

All content published on Backyard Banshee must meet the following standards:

  • Be accurate, reliable, and based on credible sources (e.g. no AI input and no plagiarism).
  • Be well-written, clear, and easy to understand.
  • Be engaging and informative, adding value to our audience.
  • Be free of offensive, derogatory, or harmful language.
  • Be consistent with the values and goals of our website.

Review Process

All content published on Backyard Banshee undergoes a rigorous review process, which includes the following steps:

  • First-round editing: An editor reviews the content for accuracy, clarity, and overall quality.
  • Fact-checking: The editor verifies all factual information and sources.
  • Second-round editing: The editor reviews the content for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This also includes plagiarism checks, AI-generated content checks, and intellectual property checks. 
  • Final review: A final review is conducted by the website owner or a designated reviewer.

Content Types

Backyard Banshee publishes the following types of content:

  • Articles on tarot, divination, witchcraft, magick, and spirituality.
  • Infographics, artwork and videos for personal spiritual development.
  • Guides and tutorials on these topics.
  • Interviews with experts in these fields.
  • Reviews of relevant books, products, and services.
  • Personal stories and experiences related to these topics.

Legal Obligations

All content published on Backyard Banshee must comply with copyright laws and any industry-specific regulations or guidelines.

Writer Guidelines

We welcome contributions from writers who are knowledgeable and passionate about tarot, divination, magick, and spirituality. However, all writers who contribute to Backyard Banshee must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All content must be original and not published elsewhere.
  • All sources must be properly cited, and the information presented must be accurate and reliable.
  • All content must meet our editorial standards as outlined above.
  • All content must be well-written and engaging and should provide value to our readers.
  • We reserve the right to reject or remove any content that does not meet our standards.

By following these editorial guidelines, we can ensure that Backyard Banshee remains a trusted source of high-quality content for our readers. Thank you for your contributions and support!

Writer Selection

We take great care in selecting writers who have experience and expertise in the areas of tarot, divination, magick, and spirituality. We look for writers who can provide accurate and informative content, while also expressing their unique perspectives and experiences. All of our writers are required to submit writing samples and undergo a rigorous screening process before they are approved to write for our website.

We also prioritize diversity in our selection of writers. We seek to represent a range of voices and perspectives, including those from marginalized communities. This helps to ensure that our content is accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers.

Respecting your right to privacy

We respect the privacy of our readers and are committed to protecting their personal information. We collect information only when it is necessary for the provision of our services, and we use it only in accordance with our privacy policy. We will never sell or distribute your personal information to third parties without your consent.

For more information, please see our Privacy Policy page.

Creating a safer space for all

At Backyard Banshee, we are committed to creating a safer and more inclusive space for our readers. We do not tolerate any form of hate speech, discrimination, harassment, or violence. We strive to create a community that is welcoming and respectful of all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic. We encourage our readers to engage in constructive and respectful dialogue and to treat others with kindness and compassion. 

If you witness any behavior that violates our safer space policy, please contact us immediately. For more information, please see our Safer Space Policy page.

We value your feedback

We are committed to providing high-quality content that meets our editorial guidelines. However, if you come across any content that does not meet these standards, we encourage you to let us know. We value your feedback and will take prompt action to correct any issues.

Please contact us at to report any content that does not meet our editorial guidelines. We appreciate your help in maintaining the quality and integrity of our website.


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