I’ve been a subscriber of Witch Way Magazine for about four or five months now (at the time of writing), but I’ve purchased enough back issues to have nearly a full year’s worth as a basis to write this review. Each month you are emailed a link to download the new pdf issue from their website, usually a day or so before the first of the month. Special issues can also be downloaded, or ordered in print, such as the Book of Shadows issues. I don’t have any of the print issues yet, but they look fantastic from the photos I’ve seen. I hope to get some soon!
The front cover photography is always spectacular, as are the inside photos. I appreciate the diversity of the front cover models, as witchcraft is usually portrayed through young, white females – which is thankfully not the case when it comes to this magazine! I was thrilled to see a man on the September cover, as I think men are very often overlooked as regular practitioners. Witch Way follows the same format each month with the table of contents, the letter from the editor (Tonya A. Brown), the monthly affirmation (by Ristoria), monthly tarot spread (by Kiki Dombrowski), and recipes that are applicable for particular celebrations of the month, or for the season in general (by Andrea Maldonado). Some of the recipes don’t apply to me, as I’m a vegetarian, but all of them look delicious in the photos. I can’t wait to try the “Morocho” sweet corn pudding featured this month (September 2017). Each issue also includes a media review of some sort, from classic movies like Bell, Book & Candle, and The Wicker Man, as well as current television series like The Magicians. Movies/tv shows with supernatural themes are my favorite, so it’s always interesting to see if I can be exposed to something new. My favorite section of Witch Way is the calendar at the very end. I print them out each month and put them in my binder of things to do for the month.
Overall, I’ve found that I read each issue from cover to cover, even if I have little or no interest in one of the articles. Witch Way is informative, useful, and very well put together. My only complaint is that there are frequent typos that could easily be fixed by running the text through something like Grammarly or even just reading each article aloud, both of which helped me immensely in getting through grad school. I’m willing to cut WW some slack, as the magazine is independently published, and no doubt involves a great deal of hard work to get an issue out. Great job, Witch Way! I look forward to many more issues.