witch craft magazine is an annual print journal that publishes literary fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, art and experimental forms.
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 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.
The writing that we seek for Witch Craft is that which evokes emotion. That's what makes it magic: transferring or creating a feeling through the ritual of writing.
Send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line as your type of submission (e.g. poetry, fiction, essay, art, experimental, etc). Please include a short cover letter and bio with your submission and name the submission file something reasonable like lastname_poems/doc, for example. PDF and Doc files are preferred. Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know if your magic made its way elsewhere. Collaborations are cool with us too. The editors will respond to each submission shortly after the end of the submission period. Thank you for your patience.
We ask that you only submit once per submission period, in one genre.
Poetry: max. 3 poems
Fiction & Prose: max. 3000 words
Essay: max. 2000 words
Visual Art: up to 3 pieces - please note that visual art will be published in black & white
Everything else: prose, spells, recipes, lists, reviews, interviews, receipts, texts, etc. Surprise us.
We generally do not prefer genre work such as fantasy or sci-fi, but are open to it if it moves us.
We accept submissions from everyone, but encourage women and nonbinary 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.
Please note: We will delete all submissions received outside of the submission period. It hurts us to do so. Please submit within the submission period.
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 share work we love. Any money made from our merchandise goes back into helping the press run as well as payments to authors, and when possible, the artists we work with.