Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now closed for Issue 1. Submissions will open again early-winter for Issue 2. 

Please note: We are open to occult-themed work, but not limited to it. Your work does not have to be occult or witch-themed per se. Our idea of Witch Craft is that writing itself evokes emotion and that's what makes it magic: transferring or creating a feeling through a kind of ritual. 

Please send your work to with the subject line of what you are submitting (e.g. poetry, fiction, essay, etc). 

PDF or Doc files are preferred. Please include a short cover letter and bio with your submission. 

Poetry: 5 - 7 poems

Fiction: max. 3000 words

Essay: max. 2000 words

Everything else: prose, spells, recipes, lists, reviews, interviews, receipts, texts, etc. Surprise us. 

We accept submissions from everyone, but encourage women and women-identifying writers/artists as well as writers/artists of color to submit. We understand the role that editors have in giving access and space to marginalized voices, and promise to do our best to keep Witch Craft a safe space for that reason.

We retain First Serial Rights, and rights revert back to author upon publication. We may ask to reprint if we produce an anthology. 

Although we cannot currently pay each individual contributor for our magazines, we do provide contributor copies and strive to continuously promote the work of those we publish when they are published elsewhere. 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.