Witches don't abide by the rules. They make their own with recipes to reinforce them. Art allows us to do the same, provides us with a space to breathe deeper, exist exponentially. Effective art casts you in a new direction. It fucks up your language, makes you feel in a whole new way, forces you to see what isn't always apparent. We want writing like this. Writing that creates a change, fills our hearts with heaviness then wrings them out. Writing that casts a spell.
Art is the purest form of magic. What most people see as dark magic, we see as our own unexplored depths. It's what's in you, the dimmest parts of your mind, the places that scare you. Anyone can be a witch, and writing can always be a part of their craft.
Each poem or story is a spell sent out into the world, set upon others, rippling through inner space and time.
We're providing a bell jar where we can experience the essence of these spells. Narratives that change the way your body moves, what way you think about your environment and its contents. Words rearranging your vision and providing new ones.
WHAT WE ARE:
Witch Craft Magazine is defiantly unapologetic of its place in the world. We share work that amplifies what it feels like to break apart from a society constantly trying to define us, or find a safe space within it.
Witch Craft Magazine is currently print-only. We also have a weekly blog where you will find interviews, reviews, featured writers, tarot readings and updates about events we're organizing.
Witch Craft Magazine is a not-for-profit magazine and press. Our main goal is to publish and share work we love. Any money made from merchandise or magazines sold goes back into making the press run and being able to pay our chapbook authors, and when possible, the artists we work with. Although we cannot currently pay each individual contributor for our magazines, we do send contributor copies and strive to continuously promote the work of those we publish when they get published elsewhere.
We like everything: prose, poetry, fiction, essay, experimental forms.