General Submissions are open!
we are also currently accepting submissions for our annual hallow’s eve issue!
see more info for hallow’s eve here.
Before submitting, please read all of the fine print.
We encourage you to break the mold. When in doubt, send it our way.
*Don't want to submit writing but want to volunteer or have a separate inquiry? See our contact page.
☥ What we are wild about
We are enlivened by authentic storytelling. We want to read yours!
We love the heartfelt, the gritty, the edgy, the passionate, the raw, the magical, the witchy.
We are a home for the spiritual, the occult, nature-loving, the mysterious, and more... Your piece does not have to revolve around spirituality or religion in any sense to be considered.
Cultural critique also welcome! Book reviews welcome! Interviews welcome! – Please send these as you would any other pitch.
All submissions must be in .doc(x) files - no PDFs please (for copy and pasting purposes).
PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE DOCUMENT OR IN THE FILE NAME. We do not need your address. Keep identity only to your email as our reading process is anonymous between readers and writers.
Poetry: Up to 5 poems
Please page break each new poem
Make sure titles are clear
Please ensure that all punctuation and capitalization is intentional
We love to read intentional and polished work!
Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 2,222 words each
Flash Fiction: Up to 3 pieces, no more than 333 words each
Article: Please send us a thoughtful pitch with a sample, or full article if you've already written it with any applicable photos (with credits!).
Visual Art: All mediums welcome! Please send most high-quality image possible.
Video/Audio: We love spoken word! We love short films! We love music videos! Please no more than 10 minutes.
Op-Ed: Have an opinion on something? A read on a pop culture moment/album/TV show (or specific episode)/film? Thoughts on a current event? Pitch it to us! If time sensitive, please put that in the subject of the e-mail.
Pussy Magic reserves the right to not respond to submissions that ignore these guidelines.
☥ How to Submit
E-mail us with your work with TYPE OF SUBMISSION_Name in the subject and include a short bio. Intentional, thoughtful, and personalized e-mails are encouraged. It shows you’ve done your research.
We currently accept simultaneous submissions, just please let us know ASAP if your work as been accepted elsewhere.
We accept previously published work, just please let us know where to credit first (even if it's from your own blog!).
☥ We are a love-inclusive publication
We welcome work from all intersections and identities, however, we do not tolerate any racism, sexism, violence, or hate/hate speech of any kind. If these themes are written about from the identities on the receiving end, that is accepted.
This is a safe, sacred space and global community for all loving identities.
We are merely a vessel for your beautiful work. Writers maintain copyright but please inform us before republishing content.
We ask that the next publisher provides credit and links back to your blog post with Pussy Magic as the first publisher of your beautiful work.
If sending an article, please send us POLISHED pieces. We are your editors, not your writers. We will run through an editing process with you to correct grammar, edit structure, and fact-check content.
For creative work, we may ask clarifying questions if something seems like a typo or for consistency, otherwise we will trust your creativity and style choices. In terms of poetic style and various choices, please make sure that everything is accurate to eliminate the need for us to check in with you. Saves us both time!
Special offering: If interested, we are happy to give feedback on where a poem can be further edited vs. flat-out rejection. We offer this service for free and if you know you are not one to handle critique well, please do not ask for this service. Please specify if you're open to this if you are, and if we are leaning toward rejection we may offer this instead.
☥ Response Time
As we are very small currently and volunteer-based, we are so grateful for your patience, but our goal is to give prompt replies within a few days to a few months. Our goal is no longer than 3 months to get back.
☥ Our Calendar
Every Monday – submissions are published
Every Tuesday – blog posts from the Coven
Every Thursday – blog posts from the Coven
Every other Sunday – #Kittenscopes with Greta Von Voss*