Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

I think I failed to mention I launched a press the other week - Slice Of The Moon Books. Better late than never, I suppose! Though you might have found out about it if my previous post about our first publication UTBURD intrigued you enough and you followed the links I planted there. At Slice… Continue reading Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

The few days after October are never easy. It seems that every year I sit and fret for hours about all the things I wish I'd done...all the leaves I should have collected and made into garlands, all the pies I should have baked with pumpkin flesh, all the conkers I should have brought in… Continue reading Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

As some of you may know, I was fully intending on re-launching Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine this year, however, it was not to be, at least not in 2017 anyway. I did receive some exceptional submissions of writing and art, and I felt awful that I wouldn't be able to publish them in printed… Continue reading 5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

My life has always been very much interwoven with what I post here on Wyrd Words & Effigies, and it's going to become even more so as my belly swells and my little shadow becomes a bigger shadow in my womb. I wrote a poem about my ultrasound the other day. I find it easier… Continue reading There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

I always need more poetry in my life. Always. I do read poetry online, and I'm immensly grateful for poetry online. But it can't give me that same strong sense of deep satisfaction that holding a book and reading from it does. It used to be easier to indulge my curiosity when there was that… Continue reading 6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

I am reading a lot of short stories right now...but the majority I'm abandoning half-way through because they're not satisfying me enough. Nowhere near in fact. And it's really bloody disappointing. A good, strong, memorable (ideally terrifying) short story can be as nourishing as a hot meal after a hard day. Dissatisfied with my reading… Continue reading Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine : 5 Days Left To Submit

Folks, please make an old woman happy and submit art work or writing OR both for the relaunch issue of Wyrd Words And Effigies magazine!!! You have 7 days left to submit. I want to build this up to be the premier dark arts and literary mag out there...

15 Days Left To Submit To The Magazine

If you're interested in appearing in Issue 2 of Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine (the first issue can be found here) please don't wait to long to submit your art or creative writing, as the deadline closes on the 15th of September. If you need more information, creep on over to the submissions page. If… Continue reading 15 Days Left To Submit To The Magazine

New Beginnings Aren’t Easy, But Hell, They’re Necessary

It's been hard and heavy the past couple of months. Time - of which I used to have an abundance of - to create is limited, and I've been suffering. When I don't blog, it feels like something integral to my well-being has been cut out of my life. It doesn't feel as though my… Continue reading New Beginnings Aren’t Easy, But Hell, They’re Necessary

Blogging In The Dark : Grimoire

Okay, so while Grimoire isn't necessarily a blog per se, I want to include it here anyway because it's one of the best things I've seen all week and it deserves to be furiously blogged about. I stumbled across it entirely by accident, like with most things of this ilk. It was another occasion where… Continue reading Blogging In The Dark : Grimoire