founded in 2015, Witch Craft is a print magazine and micropress with the goal of publishing work that moves us to believe in magic again.

Read more about the kind of work we love.

we are a print magazine.

We started with a desire to create a print zine that celebrates the darker elements of life and connect more with our community both online and in the Denver area, to publish and promote work we love.

we are a micropress.

Under our publishing arm, Sad Spell Press, we release our chapbook series known as Spellbooks, hand-made hardbound chapbooks known as Grimoires, and full-length collections of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. 


Elle Nash, founding editor / fiction & essay

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.

Catch Business, founding editor & publisher / poetry

Catch Business is the author of ABLE TO/ALWAYS WILL (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and other books.

Asha Dore, assistant essay editor

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, assistant fiction editor

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

Katie Foster, assistant poetry editor

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 Willoughby, assistant poetry editor

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, assistant poetry editor

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

alessia di cesare, assistant poetry editor

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”)

Carabella Sands, art editor and social media manager

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 Barnett, photography editor

Colleen has been taking photographs of things with no particular meaning for close to a decade. 


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