Writers’ Guidelines

The Way of Witch: Mission Statement

The Way of Witch is a curated platform for emerging voices from the growing modern witchcraft, pagan and magickal/occult communities. We provide thought-provoking, informative and self-reflective content that helps witches along all stages of their paths; that support them in their journeys so that they may become stronger, more knowledgeable witches who lead more intentional lives. We also encourage entertaining, humorous content as long as it relates to witchcraft and is substantial.

The Way of Witch is published quarterly, with individual blog posts and articles getting published on a rolling basis during the quarter. The quarters are as follows: Winter/North, Spring/East, Summer/South and Fall/West and begin on the Equinoxes and Solstices. At the end of each quarter, we will print a limited edition zine that includes selected works from that quarter with special features that can only be read in the zine!

Our community consists of practicing witches, pagans and magickal practitioners sharing our lived magickal experiences and hard fought knowledge. If you haven’t lived it, this is not the right place for you.

The Way of Witch fosters an inclusive community that bolsters the voices of witches of all walks of life. We welcome contributions from witches and pagans of color, the LGBTQ+ community as well as chronically ill and disabled practitioners. No bigotry of any kind will be tolerated: that means no racism, sexism, transphobia, biphobia, homophobia or xenophobia. 

We are also a path neutral publisher though we do have limits. There are safe words in place!

Hosted Blogs

 Your hosted blog on The Way of Witch should encapsulate your vision, aesthetic, voice, expertise and sense of humor! You may contribute either or both written and video content. All hosted blogs will have agreed-upon terms that will be enforced. You may contribute one blog a month or several a week but we do ask that you keep your commitment in order for The Way of Witch to keep hosting and promoting your work.

Our hosted blogs provide the meat and potatoes of The Way of Witch content. We aim to provide a platform for Modern Witchcraft writers to flaunt both their knowledge and unique voice. Take the reader with you down your wayward path and don’t be afraid to explore new terrain. Mostly, we are looking for authentic stories that impart content. We started this project because there is enough bad writing on the internet. We won’t tolerate any more.  Be bold. Be excellent.

What We Offer:

The Way of Witch has combined access to a large community of witches, magickal practitioners pagans, tarot readers, astrologers, Reiki practitioners and other relevant groups. Your blog posts will be promoted, cross-promoted and disseminated throughout the social media. We would like you to share your own posts as well, in whatever way you feel comfortable doing.

We also offer editorial feedback and a chance for fledgling writers to grow in confidence and improve their writing skills. The editors have extensive experience writing for journalistic purposes as well as cultivating the gifts of other writers in order to help them exceed what they believe possible.

Not all bloggers will need this level of editorial oversight. In some cases, this opportunity will be a stepping stone to bigger publishing goals. We offer a platform on which to hone your body of work into something that catches the attention of readers and publishers.

The Way of Witch is currently unable to pay bloggers as we are just starting up and have not earned any revenue. We will happily provide a tip jar on your articles and profiles if you provide a Paypal.me or venmo account. We are working toward a sustainable business model that will allow for us to pay writers directly but it’s unlikely to happen right away. You are more than welcome to provide links for crafts or services in the bio that appears below your articles and in your profile. Also, you own these articles completely and are welcome to shop them around if you find an avenue for payment, after the term for your blog post has ended.

Contributors

The Way of Witch seeks contributing writers to add their voices to our magazine. Submitting an article for publication is the place to start if you are interested in finding a home on The Way of Witch. Please send us links to published articles. (Self-published is fine too! We are most interested in quality.) Also, tell us, as specifically as you can, what you would like to write about. Give us a pitch! Make sure you include your actual name in your application as well as any pen names that lead back to you, relevant social media accounts, in particular Facebook. We want to know who it is that we are publishing!

All blog posts will be promoted and cross-promoted throughout social media platforms and our newsletter. Successful contributors who have shown consistent interest in publishing their work with use will be given priority for future hosted blogs. A great way to solidify a spot on the team is by developing an interesting, witchy niche. This doesn’t mean you can never write about anything else but it will help establish your identity as a blogger as well as your audience.

We ask that contributed articles are not previously published or submitted to another publication for a year after we print it.

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