Witches don't follow the rules. We make our own with recipes to reinforce them. Art allows us to do the same, providing space to breathe deeper and exist exponentially. Effective art casts you in a new direction. It fucks up your language, makes you feel in a whole new way and forces you to see what isn't always apparent. We love literature like this. Writing that creates a change, fills our hearts with heaviness then wrings them out. Each poem or story is a spell sent out into the world, set upon others, rippling through space and time. We provide a bell jar to experience the essence of these spells, the words that rearrange your vision and inspire new ones. Anyone can be a witch and writing can always be a part of their craft.
Witch Craft Magazine & Sad Spell Press shares work that amplifies what it feels like to break apart from or find a safe space within a society constantly trying to define us.
Founded by Catch Business and Elle Nash in 2015.
Elle Nash is a writer in Denver, Colorado. She is the fiction and essay editor for Witch Craft, and also designs the magazine. She is the author of i can remember the meaning of every tarot card but i can't remember what i texted you last night (Nostrovia! Press, 2016). She writes narrative non-fiction and fiction and sometimes even poetry, though she doesn’t have the mouth for it anymore. She believes that art is never a solitary act. Her most recent work appears in The LA Review of Books offshoot magazine The Offing, Hobart Pulp, and Nailed Magazine. You can follow her on Tumblr and Twitter.
Asha Dore is a writer and artist living in Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, Word Riot, and elsewhere. She is a MFA candidate at Eastern Oregon University where she is working on a critical lyric about the (de)construction of mother. You can keep up with her here.
Gwen Werner is a cry-baby and sorority dropout from Iowa. She is the founding editor of Moonsick Magazine, and the author of the forthcoming chapbook "I'm Ruining My Own Life" and the short story collection Kill Us On The Way Home (Passenger Side Books). If you give a goddamn, you can find her here.
Carabella Sands is Maryland's Daughter. She is the artist behind tNY's interactive column: Mermaids Doing Things. She lives in Baltimore with a fish named Lady Swedish (Swish Swash), a fancy cat named Chris and a boyfriend named Trouble.
Colleen has been taking photographs of things with no particular meaning for close to a decade.
Catch Business is the author of quick fix (2fast2house, 2018), fuck me while my phone charges (REALITY HANDS, 2017) and other books. She is also the founder of House Party Poetry (coming soon).
Katie Foster is a poet/witch living in Denver. She recently graduated from Bennington College, where she studied literature and French, met some ghosts, and honed her magic. Her first book, Animal Problems, was published by Electric Cereal in June 2015. You can follow her on Instagram, Tumblr, and Newhive.
Megan is a jack of all trades/poet/plant mother from Los Angeles, CA. You can find her writing at Potluck Mag, theEEEL, and the 3rd page of Google search. She half-heartedly blogs as FlusteredPoet.
Francesca Kritikos is from Chicago. She is the author of IT FELT LIKE WORSHIP (Sad Spell Press, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in Bunny Mag, Peach Mag, Hobart, Hotdog Mag and more. Her website is francescakritikos.tumblr.com.
Alessia is a poet and witchy woman from just outside of Toronto, Canada but is currently spending time in Ottawa finishing up her degree in English Literature. When she isn't writing or reading poetry, she is often asking her tarot cards for important life advice (that she may or may not ignore) and crafting up her own little spells to use when the phase of the moon is just right. Alessia published her first collection of poetry “How the Heartache Humbled Me” with Bottlecap Press in the summer of 2016, and sometimes posts her poems on her Instagram account “@alessiajade_” (…you can also follow her on magical adventures through a separate Instagram account “@ThreeMoonWitch”)
Interview with Rachel Charlene Lewis at Vagabond City / Interview with Dennis James Sweeney at Entropy / Interview with Kia Alice Groom at Quaint / Interview with Jordan Anthony at The University of Colorado at Denver Advocate / Feature at Luna Luna / Feature at Westword / Feature at 303 Magazine